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I know that ~もくそも(ない) is is an expression that can mean: not at all; not even a little​

However I'm still confused at what もクソも in 何かもクソも寝るだけだよ means.enter image description here!

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This ~もクソも(ない) is a dirty version of ~も何も(ない) described here and here. In slangy speech, 何 in ~も何も can be replaced by クソ, ヘチマ, へったくれ, etc., which are basically metaphors for crappy/meaningless things (see this discussion in Japanese). In this context, he is saying asking "何(か)" to him is meaningless.

何してるの?
What are you doing?

何かもクソも、寝るだけだよ。
= 何かもクソもないよ、寝るだけだよ。
= 何かも何も(ないよ)、寝るだけだよ。
Why d'you ask? I'm just about to go to bed.

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    @user3856370 Um, sorry, I do not know that idiom... But yes, he is saying he was asked a stupid question. – naruto Apr 2 at 11:16
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    @user3856370 Well, if it's regional, that region certainly isn't Yorkshire (where I'm from). – Aeon Akechi Apr 2 at 14:44
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    @AeonAkechi Bizarrely, I'm from Yorkshire. Maybe I should translate to: "It's neither owt n' nowt". – user3856370 Apr 2 at 15:18
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    @user3856370 Ohh, that does sound somewhat familiar now that you put it like that. – Aeon Akechi Apr 2 at 17:10
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    It's neither owt n' nowt ? わからんww – Chocolate Apr 3 at 3:53

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