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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 like a sailor

To use profanities or vulgar language very freely or frequently. (An allusion to the rough language presumed to be used by navy personnel.) My little sister has been cussing like a sailor ever since she started college. My granny is the sweetest old lady you'll ever meet, but she cusses like a sailor when she gets to talking about someone or something she doesn't like.
See also: cuss, like, sailor

cuss like a trooper

To use profanities or vulgar language very freely or frequently. (An allusion to the rough language presumed to be used by military personnel.) My granny is the sweetest old lady you'll ever meet, but she cusses like a trooper when she gets to talking about someone or something she doesn't like. My little sister has been cussing like a trooper ever since she started college.
See also: cuss, like, trooper

cuss out

To use profane language as a reprimand or attack. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cuss" and "out." I cussed out the driver that nearly backed into my car. I had to cuss him out—he was just being so rude!
See also: cuss, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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And selecting Veron, 48 hours after the speculation over the Argentine midfielder's future had provoked Fergie's foul-mouthed tirade, appeared to be sheer cussedness.
The hedge sank back into uniform privetness and only then did I begin to appreciate the sheer glorious cussedness of those few twigs of renegade Crataegus oxycantha.
And selecting Juan Sebastian Veron, 48 hours after the speculation over the Argentine midfielder's future had provoked Fergie's foul-mouthed tirade, appeared to be sheer cussedness.
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And if he succeeds it will be an unbeatable, unmatchable triumph of strength and cussedness over common sense.
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This is a paradox that has often been noted, and has sometimes been attributed to a fundamental perversity, a sort of "pure cussedness", in human nature.
Simply stated, therefore, America's Cuban policy is driven by primeval pique and crude cussedness, disguised in sanctimonious rhetoric.
But even she cannot be held solely responsible for the disaster of the Articles of Surrender she and her officials have accepted from their Brussels masters; and sheer cussedness cannot be the only reason for her appalling behavior.
Beyond Brennan's sheer cussedness, I'd guess that Trump was frightened -- and remains so to this day -- about just how much Brennan knows about his secrets.