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cuss a blue streak

Rur. to curse a great deal. When she dropped the brick on her toe, she cussed a blue streak. Bill could cuss a blue streak by the time he was eight years old.
See also: blue, cuss, streak

cuss someone out

to curse at someone. Dad cussed me out for losing the money he gave me. The little kid cussed out his brother, shocking his grandmother.
See also: cuss, out

not give a tinker's cuss

  (British & Australian old-fashioned) also not give a tinker's damn (American old-fashioned)
to not be interested in or worried about something or someone (often + question word) I don't give a tinker's cuss what she thinks, I'll do what I want! He's never given a tinker's damn for me, or for any of the family.
See also: cuss, give
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Patterson said Portland assistant Monty Williams was the one he cussed out.
Everybody here, though, proves an integral part of a near-great American movie, in which people are paradoxically united by their conflicting bad attitudes, and family values are calculated by what you can put up with while still remaining true to your proud, cussed self.
Reflecting the maturation of the country's whole film industry, ``Baran'' is the story of a young man, perhaps a teen-ager but maybe older, whose emotional growth has been stunted by both the theocracy's draconian separation of the sexes and his own cussed foolishness.
However, Jones became frustrated during her loss to Georgescu and cussed at Highland coach Linda Ruiz.
When I do something bad,'' O'Neal said, ``I expect to be cussed out, not talked to in a politically correct way.
In another incident, ``she cussed me out and called me a bunch of horrible names,'' Ortega said in documents.
It's not just their cussed rebelliousness that unites artist and subject here.
In the end, you've got to admire Levitch's passion, and indeed his cussed individualism.
Roy never lost a fight, never fought dirty, never cussed or spit and was always respectful to women.