territorial pissing

territorial pissing

rude slang The marking of something as one's own (which an animal would do by urinating on it). Despite the imagery, the phrase can be used to describe any sort of territorial action. Now that the corner office is empty, there's been lots of territorial pissing by anyone who hopes to get it—Mark even moved his chair in there yesterday. Ugh, when does a puppy finally stop his territorial pissing?
See also: piss
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There's the endless territorial pissing match between the rich egomaniac leading one men's group and his snarky, unemployed nemesis in the other; the lesbian mom who seems to like neither her partner nor her kids; the devious house-guest whose presence pleases no one.
Carstensen's works--like Painting (Fucked Up), Defacement, 1993, Territorial Pissing No.
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