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bugger all

Nothing or next to nothing. Primarily heard in UK, Australia, New Zealand. I've been working on this project for three months straight, and I've got bugger all to show for it! Quit lecturing me, you know bugger all about the issue.
See also: all, bugger

bugger off

Get out of here; go away; get lost. Primarily heard in UK, Australia, New Zealand. Listen, I don't want to buy any, so why don't you just bugger off and leave me alone!
See also: bugger, off

bug off

slang Get out of here; go away; get lost. Listen, I don't want to buy any, so why don't you just bug off and leave me alone!
See also: bug, off

play silly buggers

To act in a foolish, irritating, or reckless manner. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. It's no wonder that we lost the game, with all of you playing silly buggers out here instead of training like professionals. I wouldn't be surprised if we end up in another war with the way the two countries' leaders have been playing silly buggers recently.
See also: bugger, play, silly

bugger me

An exclamation of surprise or astonishment. Primarily heard in UK. Well, bugger me—I had no idea you guys would be here tonight too!
See also: bugger

bug off

 
1. Sl. to cease bothering [someone]. Hey, bug off! Your comments are annoying. I wish you would bug off!
2. Sl. Get out!; Go away! (Usually Bug off!) Bug off! Get out of my sight! Bug off and leave me alone!
See also: bug, off

bug off

Also, bugger off. Go away, as in Bug off before I call the police. Both terms are often used as an imperative, as in the example, and the variant is heard more in Britain than in America. [Slang; c. 1900] For a synonym, see buzz off.
See also: bug, off

bugger all

nothing.
See also: all, bugger

bugger me

used to express surprise or amazement.
See also: bugger

play silly buggers

act in a foolish way.
See also: bugger, play, silly

play ˈsilly buggers (with something)

(British English, informal) behave in a stupid and annoying way: Stop playing silly buggers and answer the question.
See also: bugger, play, silly

bug off

v. Slang
To go away. Used chiefly as a command: Bug off! I'm trying to get some work done.
See also: bug, off

bugger off

v. Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
To go away. Used chiefly as a command.
See also: bugger, off
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Sometimes a customer will become so smitten by the buggers, they cannot decide which piece to buy.
The Times Educational Supplement told the ASA it received a complaint about the insert, but considered the phrase 'getting the buggers to behave' would be acceptable to most of its readers, who were teachers.
Fly-anglers might want to try brown and black woolly buggers.
Tom Brown criticised Sean Connery for saying that the Labour leadership are playing silly buggers with devolution.
Because we're the only buggers who haven't got a getout clause," he replied.
The river also is renowned for fly-anglers, as the trout sample such standard patterns as black wooly buggers.
Brian Ashton has delayed a decision on his star fly-half until shortly before kick-off this evening but O'Sullivan (right) blasted: "England are playing silly buggers and I don't know why.
O'Sullivan, inset, blasted: "England are playing silly buggers and I don't know why.
Black wooly buggers and Doc's Twin Lakes Special for fly-fishermen.
Ireland team boss Eddie O ' Sullivan refused to accept Wilkinson was a major injury doubt and added: "England are playing silly buggers and I don't know why.
Olive Matukas, woolly buggers, woolly worms, muddlers and similar patterns are equally as effective.
Still, at least we'll find out if Anne Winterton really does have the words "send the buggers back" tattooed across her buttocks.
My fly box is filled mostly with brown, olive and black wooly buggers, stone fly nymphs and crayfish imitations.
MAZDA can continue playing silly buggers and insisting this two-seater roadster be called the Ibuki.
FORD is playing silly buggers by revealing that it has a new concept car called Visos but refusing to show it for a few days yet - hence this dark, near meaningless image of the car's outline.