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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

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
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

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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The ordinance seeks to ban "all manner of cursing, cussing, expressing insults, whether directly or indirectly to anyone or anybody, or using profane and foul language, as a means of expression, or as a manifestation of anger, surprise, disgust or any other form of extreme emotion that yields to such expressions of profanity."
Surprisingly, and very pleasantly so, they accepted his challenge to stop swearing, and thus was born the first No Cussing Club.
Club members take the "No Cussing Challenge," committing to use better language.
'I don't know if they can actually ban cussing kasi under the Constitution, we have the constitutional right to freedom of speech,' he said at a regular forum in the Senate.
He said he and the people of Mindanao are already used to the President's cursing, noting that cussing is common to some local officials .
This savage satire, a big-screen spin-off of Comedy Central's cult hit, is now available on DVD so you can see all the madness wide-screen and hear the cussing in surround sound.
An anti-profanity ordinance has been approved by Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, which prohibits cursing, cussing and expressing insults in selected institutions frequented by minors and students in the city.
Despite his 'cussing and unstatesmanlike demeanor,' President Rodrigo Duterte still got Senator Panfilo Lacson's support for being 'not the 'more of the same' type of leader.'
He also slammed Tulfo for cussing several times on air, a clear violation Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)'s code of ethics.
The proposed ordinance seeks to ban 'all manner of cursing, cussing, expressing insults, whether directly or indirectly to anyone or anybody, or using profane and foul language, as a means of expression, or as a manifestation of anger, surprise, disgust or any other form of extreme emotion that yields to such expressions of profanity.'
Cussing on live television has also become a cause for concern, Carandang noted.
'A promise to God is a promise to the people,' the President, known for his penchant for cussing, said.
On the other hand, CSIS President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Hamre clarified in the forum that reports on Duterte's 'cussing and swearing' at US President Obama were not true.
JV Hinlo, PDP-Laban Western Visayas head, said Duterte was not cussing at the Pope but at the five-hour traffic caused by the inefficient handling of the government of the papal visit.
Catholics who took offense at Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte's cussing Pope Francis, whose visit to Manila created a huge traffic jam, should hold their horses before condemning the controversial mayor to hell.