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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, over, 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

tits up

1. mildly vulgar Broken or malfunctioning; dead, falling apart, or ceasing to work. ("Tits up" is sometimes hyphenated.) Sorry, Mark, I'd love to give you a lift to the airport, but my car's tits up on me again. It looks like our co-op might be tits-up if we aren't granted a license for our communal work premises.
2. mildly vulgar By extension, having a poor, undesired, or ruinous outcome; failing completely or not coming together at all. We were all set to have our picnic on Saturday, but the weather went 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, up

go tits up

1. mildly vulgar slang To break or malfunction; to die, fall apart, or cease to work. (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 gone tits up on me again. It looks like our co-op might be going tits-up if we aren't granted a license for our communal work premises.
2. mildly vulgar slang 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 went tits up and we had to cancel at the last minute. The merger deal between the two companies went tits-up when it came to light that one of the CEOs had been dodging tax obligations for several years.
See also: tit, up

get on (one's) tits

rude slang To annoy or irritate someone. Primarily heard in UK. Hey, your loud music is really getting on my tits.
See also: get, on, tit

tit for tat

Describing an act of retaliation. The phrase is most likely an alteration of the Dutch phrase "tip for tap," which means "blow for blow." She's mad at me, so she refuses to help me plan this event—typical tit for tat.
See also: tat, tit

go arse over tit

vulgar slang To flip upside down; to flip 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! If Bill sells the company, my whole world will go arse over tit—I mean, I'll have to find a new job after 25 years!
See also: arse, over, tit

*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

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

tit for tat

Tit for tat is something that someone does to upset or harm someone who has upset or harmed them. In an apparent tit for tat, he announced he was sacking the members of two committees responsible for reactor safety. Note: Tit for tat is also used before nouns. A tit for tat dispute has led to the virtual closure of the border between the two countries.
See also: tat, tit

go arse over tit

fall over in a sudden or dramatic way.
See also: arse, over, tit

get on someone's tits

irritate someone intensely. British vulgar slang
2002 Sunday Herald One thing that really gets on my tits is the no-can-do attitude.
See also: get, on, tit

tit for tat

a situation in which an injury or insult is given in return or retaliation.
See also: tat, tit

ˌtit for ˈtat

a situation in which you do something unpleasant to somebody because they have done something unpleasant to you: He hit me, so I hit him back — it was tit for tat.the routine tit for tat when countries expel each other’s envoys
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, over, 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!
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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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But the barb was like water off a duck's back to Oddie, 73, who was born in Rochdale but grew up in Quinton, Birmingham "To be honest, if he was going to use a tit insult he might as well have called me a great tit," he grinned.
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The Tit Bonhomme was formerly a French-registered trawler.
In the bird world, Blue Tits are showing the strain of having to look after demanding chicks.
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Despite their name, they are not members of the tit family, though they will congregate in winter groups with great tits and blue tits.
The house sparrow remained the most spotted garden bird in Wales, seen in nearly three-quarters of gardens, with the starling and blue tit completing the top three.
But it is the tiny long-tailed tit which is getting experts in a bit of a flap, with a huge increase in sightings making it one of the 10 most commonly seen birds in the county.