swear like a trooper

swear like a trooper

To use profanities or vulgar language very freely and fluently. (An allusion to the rough language presumed to be used by military personnel.) My granny is the sweetest old lady you'll ever meet, but she swears like a trooper when she gets on the topic of something or someone she doesn't like.
See also: like, swear

swear like a trooper

to curse and swear with great facility. (The trooper here refers to a soldier.) Mrs. Wilson was known to swear like a trooper on occasion. The clerk started swearing like a trooper, and the customer started crying.
See also: like, swear

swear like a trooper

to swear a lot
Usage notes: A trooper is a soldier with a low rank.
He came in drunk and swearing like a trooper.
See also: like, swear

swear like a trooper

Freely utter profanity or obscenity, as in The teacher was shocked when she heard one of the fathers begin to swear like a trooper. The troopers in this term were the cavalry, who were singled out for their swearing from the early 1700s on.
See also: like, swear

swear like a trooper

in. to curse and swear with great facility. The clerk started swearing like a trooper, and the customer started crying.
See also: like, swear
References in classic literature ?
One proof of the deplorable state of her mind was, that from her father's example she had learned to swear like a trooper.
NIGELLA Lawson may have put the sauce into cooking, while Gordon Ramsay has made it okay to swear like a trooper when things go wrong, but when it comes to good, old-fashioned common sense, Jamie Oliver is your man.
Everyone loves an old lady who can swear like a trooper, and Walters' vocabulary would make Gordon Ramsay blush.
The only thing I do that he does is to swear like a trooper and blame every other driver for getting it wrong.
But there's more to Macaulay than genial broadcaster and his stand-up show proves he can be rude, lewd and swear like a trooper.
He can miaow like a cat, bark like a dog, wolf-whistle like a builder and, unfortunately, swear like a trooper.
Almost worth buying just to see Julia swear like a trooper.
It was suggested that he wasn't too comfortable with Mo's touchy-feely approach or the fact that she can swear like a trooper.