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swear like a sailor

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

swear on (one's) mother's grave

To make a very serious, solemn pledge, especially that one is telling the truth. Janet has sworn on her mother's grave that she wasn't the one to betray me, and I believe her. I swear on my mother's grave that if I have a chance to help your campaign, I will.
See also: grave, on, swear

sworn enemy

A person, group, or organization for whom one holds a particularly intense, deep-seated hatred. Our environmentalist lobby group is heading out to protest against Big Oil, our sworn enemy.
See also: enemy, sworn
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When this legislation came before us, one of the things I took on was the need and understanding that if we were going to have sworn police officers, they should have all the tools that go with sworn police officers, and that includes having firearms," he said.
Because the Jews themselves evidently used to know this, he is not guiltless who might have sworn falsely to God during a trial, who swore falsely under the name of God, and who also swore falsely to his neighbors.
Sworn Enemies: Fidel Castro, immigrants from 25 countries ordered to special registration
The appellate court ultimately ruled that sworn statements before a lawsuit and depositions and other typical discovery after commencement of the suit were permissible and, in and of themselves, did not constitute bad faith.
Biden was sworn in amid family and friends at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.
The retired math and science teacher said that even though he saw Ronald Reagan sworn in twice and is a Bush supporter, he doesn't view the inauguration as a partisan event.
Every sworn officer with 3 or more years of service with the department (205 actual) completed a survey to provide feedback on a mentoring program, including any potential barriers to implementation, accessibility, and acceptability.
A Government discussion paper even says swearing allegiance in Gaelic will only be accepted if the words are sworn in English first.
More than 1,600 doctors from across Florida gave sworn statements to a state Senate panel this week detailing how the worsening medical liability crisis is forcing them to change their practices and eroding healthcare services for patients.
Earlier, Narendra Damodardass Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of the countr.
SACRAMENTO - George and Sharon Runner became the first husband-wife team to serve simultaneously in the California Legislature when they were sworn in Monday to seats representing northern Los Angeles County.
Civilianization enables more sworn police officers to answer service calls requiring full police powers, while still providing timely service for other types of calls.
NYSE: SSI) was charged in sworn testimony by former SafeCard director, Gerald Cahill, with circumventing the company's full Board of Directors so that Kahn could avoid and prevent 25 percent of the then dually elected directors from participating in SafeCard's deliberations.
The motion is supported by 110 detailed sworn statements from women who worked in 184 different Wal-Mart stores in 30 different states, and includes testimony and exhibits gleaned from more than 100 Wal-Mart managers and executives who were deposed, Wal-Mart's electronic payroll data and more than 1,200,000 pages of documents from Wal-Mart's corporate files.