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wham, bam, thank you, ma'am

1. slang Hasty sexual activity, especially when rough, unemotional, or unromantic. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. We only had about half an hour before the kids came home, so it was just wham, bam, thank you, ma'am. I've never enjoyed the wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am kind of sex most other guys in college seem to desire.
2. slang Anything done or put together very quickly or without careful planning. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. The film just felt a bit "wham, bam, thank you, ma'am"—a bunch of explosions and car chases strung together for an hour and a half, and then it was over. A stir fry is a great wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am dinner that you can throw together in a matter of minutes.
See also: thank

bam and scram

The act of causing or contributing to a motor-vehicle accident on the road and fleeing the scene so as not to be identified and held responsible. Luckily, a more concentrated police presence near busy intersections has meant that there's only been one bam and scram over the past two years. No, officer, he left the scene—it was a bam and scram!
See also: and, bam, scram

wham bam thank you ma'am

Rur. a bump in the road. We hit a wham bam thank you ma'am and lost one of our hubcaps. Watch out for the wham bam thank you ma'am at the corner of Third Street.
See also: bam, thank, wham


used in reference to sexual activity conducted roughly and quickly, without tenderness.

bam and scram

n. a hit and run accident. The sirens were blaring and a dozen black and white headed to a bam and scram over on Maple.
See also: and, bam, scram
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