One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to refer to someone (or something) known to the hearer without specifying their identity.‘the minister was later to be sacked by you-know-who’
- ‘If I turned up as a potential you-know-what, they at least listened.’
- ‘So you-know-who is officially going?’
- ‘The big dream is of an FA Cup upset against you-know-who.’
- ‘Back at the top of the leaderboard it was always you-know-who who was forging ahead.’
- ‘Els has long since come to accept that he is the main attraction only when you-know-who isn't there.’
- ‘So while you-know-who is infatuated with what's-his-name.’
- ‘Alan, Jed's older brother, is a lawyer in their father's Toronto firm, hating his profession but saddled with the expectations of his disapproving you-know-who.’
- ‘Irish led by four points and were in sight of a famous victory when you-know-who was sin-binned in the second half.’
- ‘Wrapped up in white, Pike is not merely a sexy birthday gift for you-know-who.’
- ‘Walford believes Celtic will gradually evolve to take account of the fact that you-know-who is no longer there.’
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