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Shrug one's shoulders

Posted by R. Berg on September 16, 2003

In Reply to: Shrug one's shoulders posted by sphinx on September 16, 2003

: my teacher told me this motion means one doesn't understand or is not bothered.

: what does "bother" in "I'm not bothered" mean?

It means "upset," "disturb," "distress." To be not bothered is to be indifferent, to not care.

Isn't your teacher willing to answer questions of that kind?