effing and blinding

effing and blinding

  (British & Australian informal)
swearing angrily
Usage notes: Effing here represents the letter 'F' as a way of avoiding saying 'fuck' or 'fucking'. Blinding comes from an old-fashioned phrase 'Blind me!'
I could hear Bill effing and blinding as he tried to repair the washing machine.
See also: and, blind, effing
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Ramsay, who is famed for effing and blinding on his TV shows, is planning to open the chippy at The Linq casino on the Strip.
y k Effing and blinding maybe all right at ng at e work or in the public bar, but it's not all right ones s TV when children maybe watching.
People are objecting to this as a sexist term; yet I hear no objections to the effing and blinding spoken in public by every age, social class, and culture in Cardiff.
And now research has con-firmed what we all already knew - a little effing and blinding does you good.
In return Alfi gave him a load of effing and blinding.
Effing and blinding maybe all right at work or in the public bar, but it's not all right ones s TV when children maybe watching.
With the man we were reliably informed was the new Pele on his way, effing and blinding, to the dug-out, suddenly it was "ten-man England".
I went out and the man was effing and blinding and saying he wouldn't move.
THE fans are up in arms, the club is up for sale and the interim manager has taken to effing and blinding at the press.
When Angus Deayton conducted the celebrities' exit interviews, they were all effing and blinding reflexively as if they had forgotten how not to swear.
My mate went out to help him and this bloke was lying there, effing and blinding, saying he couldn't believe it.
I don't advocate effing and blinding - unless you're in labour - but sometimes when you've been cut up on the motorway, you've burned the tea and the gas bill's just arrived only a bout of good old fashioned Anglo Sas xon will do.
I think a lot of it starts at home as I often hear young girls pushing prams and effing and blinding in front of the kids.
The hoodies I spoke to thought I was a toffee-nosed git and were effing and blinding.
In fact, they should just wrap them up in cotton wool and shield them from the world, because people are effing and blinding everywhere you go.