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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.
See also: like, swear, trooper

lie like a trooper

To lie often and barefacedly. My brother lies like a trooper to get out of trouble with our parents. I just can't understand how they still believe him at this stage. You know you have true power when you can lie like a trooper, know that people don't believe you, and know that they'll go along with what you say regardless.
See also: lie, like, trooper

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.
See also: like, swear, trooper

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.
See also: like, swear, trooper

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.
See also: like, swear, trooper

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).
See also: like, swear, trooper

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.
See also: like, swear, trooper

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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Once the king of the road and the most popular trooper pistol nationwide, the 9mm now shows only a glimmer of its former presence among state troopers.
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.
They were attacked by six German Messerschmitt 109s who focused on troops around Fort Maddalena, killing Trooper Winslade and wounding two others.
Trooper James Munday, from Birmingham, was killed by a blast on October 15 in Helmand Province while driving one of the military's new armoured Jackal vehicles.
Friends and comrades lined the streets of Coleshill as a flag-draped coffin bearing the body of Trooper James Munday made its final, solemn journey to St Peter and St Paul's Church.
And the production model (the Trooper II) features more RAM, a Raptor drive and a faster Intel Quad chip (see box).
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