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hind tit

The worst, least valuable, or discarded part or portion of something; that which is unwanted and has been leftover. The job market is so desperate these days that I've had to take any hind tit work I can find.
See also: hind, tit

turn tits up

1. mildly vulgar To break or malfunction; to die, fall apart, or cease to work. (A variant of the more common "go tits up," itself a play on the phrase "go belly up." "Tits up" is sometimes hyphenated.) Sorry Mark, I'd love to give you a lift to the airport, but my car's turned tits up on me again. It looks like our co-op might be turning tits-up if we aren't granted a licence for our communal work premises.
2. mildly vulgar By extension, to have a poor, undesired, or ruinous outcome; to fail completely or not come together at all. We were all set to have our picnic on Saturday, but the weather turned tits up, and we had to cancel at the last minute. The merger deal between the two companies turned tits-up when it came to light that one of the CEOs had been dodging tax obligations for several years.
See also: tit, turn, up

arse over tit

vulgar slang Flipped upside down; head over heels. Used both literally and figuratively. My poor sister just went arse over tit on the ice out there! I hope she isn't hurt! Finding out Bill is selling the company has turned my whole world arse over tit—I can't believe I'm going to have to find a new job after 25 years!
See also: arse, tit

calm your tits

rude slang Calm down. Relax. Oh, calm your tits, Maggie—we'll be home before curfew.
See also: calm, tit

get (one's) tits in a wringer

rude slang To become angry or upset. Look, don't get your tits in a wringer—I barely bumped your car.
See also: get, tit, wringer

*cold as a welldigger's ass (in January)

 and *cold as a welldigger's feet (in January); *cold as a witch's caress; *cold as marble; *cold as a witch's tit; *cold as a welldigger's ears (in January)
very, very cold; chilling. (Use caution with ass. *Also: as ~.) Bill: How's the weather where you are? Tom: Cold as a welldigger's ass in January. By the time I got in from the storm, I was as cold as a welldigger's feet. The car's heater broke, so it's as cold as a welldigger's ears to ride around in it. She gave me a look as cold as a witch's caress.
See also: ass, cold

give someone tit for tat

Fig. to give someone something equal to what was given you; to exchange a series of very similar things, one by one, with someone. They gave me the same kind of difficulty that I gave them. They gave me tit for tat. He punched me, so I punched him. Every time he hit me, I hit him. I just gave him tit for tat.
See also: give, tat, tit

suck someone's hind tit

Sl. to be forced to do someone's bidding no matter how unpleasant or impossible. (Fig. on the idea of the last of a litter of animals to get its mother's milk. Potentially offensive. Use only with discretion.) What am I supposed to dosuck his hind tit? She acts like everybody has to suck her hind tit to keep their jobs.
See also: hind, suck, tit

tits and ass

a public display of [the human female] breasts and buttocks. (Referring to television, film, and stage performances in which women breasts and buttocks or in which these body parts are emphasized or made prominent. Use caution with the expression. Fixed order.) We have a really fine choice on television tonight. There is brutal violence on channel 2, bloody horror on channel 5, and tits and ass on channel 10. Without tits and ass, many Broadway musicals would flop.
See also: and, ass, tit

arse over tip

  (British very informal!) also arse over tit (British & Australian very informal!)
if you go arse over tip, you turn upside down with your feet above your head He put on the front brake too hard and went arse over tip over the handlebars.
See also: arse, tip

tit-for-tat

  (informal)
a tit-for-tat action is something bad that you do to someone because they have done something bad to you (always before noun) Six of the victims died in tit-for-tat attacks. (informal)

get on somebody's tits

  (British very informal)
to annoy someone You just expect me to clean up after you the whole time and I tell you it's really getting on my tits. This woman I work with has been getting on my tits recently.
See also: get, on, tit

tit for tat

Repayment in kind, retaliation, as in If he won't help with the beach clean-up, I won't run a booth at the bake sale; that's tit for tat . This term is believed to be a corruption of tip for tap, which meant "a blow for a blow." Its current form dates from the mid-1500s.
See also: tat, tit

ass over tit

mod. [of someone falling] rolling and bounding over. (Usually objectionable.) He fell, ass over tit, down the stairs.
See also: ass, tit

bitch tits

n. gynecomastia; the development of breast tissue in the male. (From bodybuilding, in reference to breast development caused by steroids. Usually objectionable.) If you don’t let up on the gorilla juice, you’ll get bitch tits.
See also: bitch, tit

go tits up

in. to die; to go to ruin; to fall apart. (A play on go belly up which has the same meaning. Refers to an animal like a goldfish that turns belly up when it dies.) Her firm went tits up after the stock market crash.
See also: tit, up

suck someone’s hind tit

and kiss someone’s hind tit
tv. to be obsequious to someone. (Usually objectionable.) What does he want me to do, suck his hind tit or something?
See also: hind, suck, tit

kiss someone’s hind tit

verb
See also: hind, kiss, tit

T. and A

1. n. an operation to remove one’s tonsils and adenoids. (Hospitals.) She was scheduled for a T. and A. this morning at six sharp.
2. and tits and ass n. a display of tits and ass, breasts and buttocks. (see also B. and B. Usually objectionable.) The magazines featuring tits and ass flourish in their under-the-counter trade.
See also: and

tits and ass

verb
See also: and, ass, tit

tits

n. breasts, usually a woman’s. (Very old colloquial. Usually objectionable.) She’s nothing but tits and teeth! Not a brain in her head!
See also: tit

tits up

mod. upside down; on its or someone’s back. (Usually objectionable.) Her lousy pie fell tits up onto the kitchen floor.
See also: tit, up
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