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have carnal knowledge of (someone)

euphemism To have had sex with someone. Can you believe that Grandma asked me if I have carnal knowledge of Ted? How embarrassing!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have carnal knowledge of someone

Euph. to have had sex with someone. (Formal or jocular.) She had never before had carnal knowledge of a man.
See also: carnal, have, knowledge, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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