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verb & nouninformal
Used as a euphemism for ‘fuck’‘he told plenty of journalists to eff off’
eff and blind
informal Use expletives; swear.‘I scrabbled for my clothes, effing and blinding’
curse, blaspheme, utter profanities, utter oaths, be foul-mouthed, use bad language, use foul language, be blasphemous, take the lord's name in vain, swear like a trooper, damnView synonyms
- ‘Far better, then, to get a whole bunch of ordinary people for him to humiliate and eff and blind at instead.’
- ‘He used to eff and blind at me but he was a superb coach.’
- ‘They never get in trouble when they eff and blind at home.’
1950s: the letter F represented as a word.
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