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do

1. noun, slang A hairstyle. From "hairdo." I love your new do! What salon do you go to? I need a new do—any suggestions?
2. noun A party or similarly festive event. I know Sally's having some big do this weekend, but I just feel like staying home and relaxing.
3. verb, vulgar slang To have sex with someone. It's pretty obvious that you want to do Kayla, so you might as well just come out with it.

dog-doo

euphemism Dog feces. If you're going to take the dog for a walk, be sure to take some bags with you for the dog-doo.

doo

A hairstyle. From "hairdo." I love your new doo! What salon do you go to? I need a new doo—any suggestions?

doodad

A name for a gadget or thing whose actual name is unknown or has been forgotten. Where's that doodad? I need it to finish this repair. Hand me that doodad or whatever it's called, will you?

doo-doo

euphemism Feces. The term is often used by children. I need to clean up the dog's doo-doo before you let the kids' play in the backyard.

doolally

slang Insane. The phrase originated as military slang referring to "Deolali," an Indian town where a military sanatorium was located. They'll lock you up if you go doolally on us. I don't know what that guy's blathering about—I think he's a bit doolally.

in deep doo-doo

slang In a very troublesome situation, usually one that will trigger another person's anger and/or a severe punishment. "Doo-doo" is a word for "feces" that is typically used by children. If we get caught breaking into school, we'll be in some deep doo-doo! I knew I was in deep doo-doo when I dented my mom's brand-new car.
See also: deep
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

do

 (one's) duty
1. . to do one's job; to do what is expected of one. Please don't thank me. I'm just doing my duty. Soldiers who fight in wars are doing their duty.
2. Euph. to defecate or urinate. We're not leaving this restroom until you do your duty. She did her duty in the potty, just like a big girl!

do someone (down)

Rur. to treat someone badly. I ain't speaking to Mary. Not after the way she did me down.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in deep doo-doo

VERY INFORMAL
If someone is in deep doo-doo, they are in serious trouble. You'll be in deep doo-doo if you don't clean the cages properly or feed the animals the right food. If spending goes down, we're in deep, deep doo-doo. Note: `Doo-doo' is a children's word for solid waste from the body.
See also: deep
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

do

1. n. a party; a social event. I’m having a do for a friend this weekend. Would you like to come?
2. tv. & in. to use a drug or drugs in general. (see also do a line, do drugs.) Taylor never stopped doing. She just switched from dust to splash.
3. and doo n. a hairdo. I can’t go out in this rain and get my doo wet!
4. Go to (must) do.
5. in. to serve (a purpose) well. (Usually with will or won’t.) This will do quite nicely.
6. Go to doo-doo.
7. tv. to copulate [with] someone. (Usually objectionable.) He did Martha, then he did Sue, then he did Gloria.

doo

verb
See do

dog-doo

and dog-dew and dog-do (ˈdɔgdu)
n. dog dung. When the snow melts, the sidewalks are covered with dog-doo.

doodad

(ˈdudæd)
n. a name for a gadget. I don’t know what they’re called. If they had names, they wouldn’t be doodads, now would they?

doo-doo

1. n. dung; fecal material. There’s dog doo-doo on your shoe.
2. in. to defecate. Mommy, the cat’s doo-dooing in the kitchen!

in deep doo-doo

mod. in real trouble. (Doo-doo = dung.) See what you’ve done. Now you are in deep doo-doo.
See also: deep
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

do

/turn the trick
To bring about the desired result.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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