swear like a trooper

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.