One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person's buttocks or anus.
- ‘There were times when being moderately famous was a big pain in the wazoo.’
- ‘This is a specialty in which the patient understandably would like to get it over with as quickly as possible, (when you've got a hand up your wazoo, less is definitely more, I assure you) so bedside manner and likeable appearance are not as much of a factor.’
- ‘Yeah, but if you do that again I'm going to put the showerhead up your wazoo.’
- ‘My fear is that if he does not win his case, we will have rectal exams up the wazoo.’
up (or out) the wazoo
informal In great quantities.‘he's insured out the wazoo’‘Jack and I have got work up the wazoo already’
- ‘A terrorist has no problem at all getting fake I.D. up the wazoo.’
- ‘I have a whole bunch of photos from the trip and stories up the wazoo that I hope to post in a day or two.’
- ‘They've got historical significance out the wazoo!’
- ‘‘I've worked at companies that had capital up the wazoo, but you couldn't get any money for maintenance because the financial strategy of the company was to reduce expenses,’ McCune says.’
- ‘Even Mr. McDonald doesn't suggest that it's reasonable to tax smokers up the wazoo and legislate against their constitutional right to assemble peacefully.’
- ‘You know, you'd think a genuine people-person like me would have friends coming out the wazoo.’
- ‘I self-published and yes, I got reviewed up the wazoo.’
- ‘Fine her up the wazoo and put her on house arrest.’
- ‘When a candidate says he wants to cut taxes, you can interpret that to mean that he wants to hike tax rates up the wazoo.’
- ‘You're right, those two have issues out the wazoo, and Lana is off to find out why.’
1960s: of unknown origin.
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