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Care killed the cat proverbial expression, late 16th century, which may be compared with curiosity killed the cat; the meaning of care has shifted somewhat from ‘worry, grief’ to ‘care, caution’.

Care Sunday the fifth Sunday in Lent; formerly also, the Sunday preceding Good Friday; Care here means ‘sorrow, trouble, grief’.

don't care was made to care traditional rebuke to someone who asserts their lack of concern; first words of a children's rhyme (‘Don't care was made to care, don't care was hung’) recorded from the mid 20th century.

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