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cuss a blue streak

To use profane language with great rapidity and intensity. My dad cussed a blue streak after he found out I'd put a dent in his car.
See also: blue, cuss, streak

cuss out

To use profane language as a reprimand or attack. I cussed out the driver that nearly backed into my car.
See also: cuss, out

not give a tinker's cuss

rude slang To not care about, or have any interest in, someone or something. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Fred does not give a tinker's cuss about what anyone else thinks of him.
See also: cuss, give, not

cuss a blue streak

Rur. to curse a great deal. When she dropped the brick on her toe, she cussed a blue streak. Bill could cuss a blue streak by the time he was eight years old.
See also: blue, cuss, streak

cuss someone out

to curse at someone. Dad cussed me out for losing the money he gave me. The little kid cussed out his brother, shocking his grandmother.
See also: cuss, out

not give a tinker's damn

Fig. not to care at all. (A tinker's damn or dam may be a worthless curse from a tinker or a small dam or barrier used to contain molten metal.) I don't give a tinker's damn whether you go or not!
See also: damn, give, not

not give a tinker's damn

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not give a tinker's cuss

INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED
If you say that you don't give a tinker's damn or don't give a tinker's cuss about something or someone, you mean that you do not care about them at all. Most of these people couldn't give a tinker's damn about the students. For 50 weeks of the year, the great British public couldn't give a tinker's cuss about tennis. Note: You can also say that someone or something is not worth a tinker's damn when you think they are of no value. The real truth is you haven't been worth a tinker's damn all week.
See also: damn, give, not
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There was nothing on when Heggs received possession 40 yards out, but he spotted Cuss off his line and drove his shot over the keeper and into the net.
Mulvaney had only been on the pitch for about 15 seconds when he slipped the ball to Cumiskey, who reacted first to turn the ball past Cuss into the net.
Cuss says she cannot provide details on the new formula except to add that the new fund is part of the Liberals' $1 billion research commitment over the next four years, which will include research related to cancer, fuel cell technology, alternative energy, medical devices and commercialization.
The names of the company's founders may be more well-known: Cuss is president of ALTRES Global Business Services, and business partner Lindhe is the operator of the coupon-spewing blimp at University of Hawaii volleyball and basketball games.
In October 2003, Vienna airport carried out a test operation on terminal 1 with ten CUSS check-in facilities for carry-on baggage and five for luggage, enabling passengers starting, returning or continuing their flights with any member of Star Alliance from Vienna to check-in automatically both themselves and their luggage, without being helped by any airline employee.
US-based biotechnology company Rubius Therapeutics has appointed Francis Cuss, MB, MChir, FRCP and Catherine Sohn, Pharm.
Rubius Therapeutics, a biotechnology company pioneering the creation of a new class of extraordinarily active, ready-to-use and life-changing cellular therapies, today announced the appointments of Francis Cuss, MB, MChir, FRCP and Catherine Sohn, Pharm.
From a parent's prohibition of cuss words to what turns out now to be their use as presidential prerogative, lessons can be gleaned on the nature of language and its effect on relationships.
Efficiently managing the diverse passenger profile of today's travellers is key to an airport's success, and a cost-effective and reliable CUSS system is a vital part of the solution;' he said.
Obviously a lot has changed from the days when an actor would react with a simple " what the hell" and a director would think twice before including cuss words in a script.
But allotment holder Jeremy Cuss said Mr Hardcastle had agreed to let most of the allotments remain.
As a result the airlines using the airport will be able to check passengers in using any of 16 CUSS kiosks located in the international departures area.
But such was the lack of creativity or finishing from Boro, Cuss only had a couple of meaningful saves to make.
On 70 minutes, an intricate passing move put Thurston in on goal but Paul Cuss made a fine save.
CUSS opened its first respite home for families three years later.