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[attributive] Used to express annoyance.‘computers can be a blinking nuisance to operators’[as submodifier] ‘I'll sign off however I blinking well like’
damned, damn, damnable, wretched, accursed, rotten, horribleView synonyms
- ‘This rhetoric could only reassure if you were a blinking idiot and hadn't seen any news coverage of the current situation at all.’
- ‘And a whole blinking decade later, it might be possible to wonder what you were on at the time.’
- ‘We have no blinking idea how to program that yet.’
- ‘I look back at the passengers, some of whom are blinking trying to work out what his issue is.’
- ‘Well, a lot more flipping interesting than the blinking Suburbs, I reckoned.’
- ‘The real problem is I don't want to be a blinking teacher at all, despite the fact that I like the children.’
- ‘Photocopy pages from a travel guide: don't take the whole blinking book, and look like an idiot tourist while trying to find page 576.’
- ‘I ran the entire bath but it was too cold and then the blinking water ran out.’
- ‘How many symptoms of utter blinking derangement can you count in the two lead sentences of the story?’
- ‘My outgoings were less than my incomings this month… and about blinking time too.’
- ‘At least I have the screen shot of it to remind me of passing blinking Level 9.’
- ‘We're still nowhere near knowing who the blinking flip the guy actually is.’
- ‘As in, I can't put the blinking nets up because I am too short.’
- ‘It's still happening - it's a blinking nightmare.’
- ‘What the blinking blazes was going on with all those votes?’
- ‘As he passed the mobile back, the driver muttered in Thai something to the effect that all foreigners are a blinking nuisance.’
- ‘What in the blinking blue blazes is he talking about?’
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