not give a fig = not care a fig :
not have the slightest concern about
Fig was formerly used in a variety of expressions to signify something regarded as valueless or contemptible.
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in full fig :
wearing the smart clothes appropriate for an event or occasion – informal
Fig in the sense of dress or equipment is now used only in this phrase which was first recorded in the mid 19th century.
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