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old-fashioned A minced oath in which "George" is a substitute for "God."
1. An exclamation of surprise, wonder, or astonishment. By George, I think we've finally blown the case wide open! A: "If you carry the five, then you can solve for X." B: "You're right, by George! How did I not see that?"
2. Used to emphasize or intensify one's statement. A: "Tom, what happened to the money I gave you? I thought you were going to take it to the bank." B: "I did, by George—I handed it to the teller myself!" It was a pain in the rear end getting that old lawnmower working again, but by George I did it!
slang A draft of air. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "George" is short for "George Raft," which rhymes with "draft." (George Raft was a US actor in the 1930s.) Primarily heard in UK. Can we switch seats? There's a George over here, and I'm freezing!
slang A draft of air. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "George Raft" rhymes with "draft." (George Raft was a US actor in the 1930s.) Primarily heard in UK. Can we switch seats? There's a George Raft over here, and I'm freezing!
let George do it
A set expression used to defer responsibility for some task or action to some unspecified other person. A: "We need to run a new batch of reports to account for the changes we made." B: "But the first batch took me three hours to do! Let George do it."
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Let George do it.
Fig. Let someone else do it: it doesn't matter who. Billie always says, "Let George do it." She is unwilling to help with things that don't interest her.
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let George do itlet someone else do the work or take the responsibility.
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1. tv. & in. to copulate [with] a woman. (Usually objectionable.) He was in the back room georging some dame.
2. in. to defecate. (Usually objectionable.) Man, I gotta george!
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