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swear like a trooper

To use profanities or vulgar language very freely and fluently. (An allusion to the rough language presumed to be used by military personnel.) My granny is the sweetest old lady you'll ever meet, but she swears like a trooper when she gets on the topic of something or someone she doesn't like.
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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.
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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.
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swear like a trooper

If someone swears like a trooper, they swear a lot. Mo was rude and abusive and swore like a trooper. Note: Nouns such as sailor or marine are sometimes used instead of trooper. The show has a heroine who drinks like a fish and swears like a sailor. Note: A trooper is a soldier.
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lie like a trooper

tell lies constantly and flagrantly. Compare with swear like a trooper (at swear).
See also: lie, like, trooper

swear like a trooper

swear a great deal.
A trooper was originally a private soldier in a cavalry unit. Troopers were proverbial for their coarse behaviour and bad language at least as early as the mid 18th century: in Pamela ( 1739–40 ), Samuel Richardson writes ‘she curses and storms at me like a Trooper’. Compare with lie like a trooper (at lie).
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swear like a ˈtrooper

(old-fashioned, British English) use many swear words; use bad language: She’s only fourteen, but she swears like a trooper.
A trooper is a soldier.
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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, trooper
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Encinia was disciplined nearly a year ago while he was still a probationary trooper, his evaluation noted:
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The trooper of the Indian Army's 13 Rashtriya Rifles identified as Ranveer Singh entered the guardroom and opened indiscriminate fire, killing five troopers, at 3 Sector Baram-Pater Manasbal camp in the district.
The state trooper noticed the car driven by her husband Jim Toth was not staying in its lane early Friday morning, so a traffic stop was initiated.
That trooper attempted to stop the motorcyclists, but they increased their speed in an attempt to elude him, police said.
In the online clip Trooper, real name Garfield McKoy, is shown waving a pistol and shouting: "We have guns".
On 16 January 2009, Trooper Mark Donaldson became the first Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, the country's pre-eminent award for acts of valour in wartime.
Trooper Munday's mother, Caroline Munday, sister Laura-Jayne Blackmore, grandfather Colin Mann and his brothers Robert and Steven attended to pay tributeduring the service,whichopened with a rendition of BringHim Home from the musical LesMiserables.
According to Donovan, the dispute between the two parties escalated once again about the time the injunction was filed and Web browsers began being redirected to a news story reporting the guilty plea of a former state trooper to child pornography charges and the addition of another former state trooper to Florida's list of sex offenders.
A state trooper just sent you a moose's severed hind leg, which contains a bullet wound.
At one point I leaned over and kissed him, then looked up and noticed a state trooper walking by.
With all our brains, with all our technology, what are we doing this week to ensure that each trooper finishes his or her patrol or duty safely?
Prior to April 1st, Air Force Staff Sergeant Jon Fremstad and Wisconsin State Trooper George Riedel had not met, but their paths crossed that day to save the life of a child seriously injured in an automobile accident.
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Using NDS's patent-pending Xtreamplay technology, the digital STB uses frame-accurate video as part of the gaming experience, creating a three-dimensional gaming environment for the popular Rogue Trooper game.