If someone insults you and you respond that you "could care less," it's really not the comeback you intended. Saying that it is possible for you to care less about something means you have to care about it at least a little bit. The correct phrase to use when describing someone you truly do not care about is "couldn't care less." And when it comes to commonly misused phrases, we really could care less (meaning, we really do care about this stuff).
Written by Curiosity Staff October 3, 2016
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