You Could Care Less?

If you care about something, then you could care less. However, if you want to emphasize the point that you don’t care about something, then the appropriate form to use is couldn’t care less. Using could care less when you mean you don’t care at all ruins your point. Could care less implies that you care some and you are able to care less than you do. Couldn’t care less means you don’t care at all. Thus, you are not able to care less.
  • I couldn’t care less what he does with the money.
  • She told Alice that she couldn’t care less.
  • Bob was about to retire; he couldn’t care less.
  • Suzy couldn’t care less about the color of the walls.
  • I thought Fred cared, but he told me he couldn’t care less.