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effing and blinding

Passionately and angrily using expletives. "Effing" is a euphemism for "fucking." Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Of course I was effing and blinding when I opened that bill—did you see how much they overcharged me?
See also: and, blind, effing

effing around

rude slang Engaging in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting; fooling around. "Eff" is a euphemism for "fuck." I can't believe we spent the whole day just effing around online.
See also: around, effing

effing

euphemism Fucking. Based on a spelling of the letter "F," which is used to abbreviate "fuck." I don't want to scream at you in front of the kids, so you better get out of this effing house right now. Quit effing around, you two!

effing and blinding

Effing and blinding means using a lot of rude words. Denise spat at them, effing and blinding until she had used every single curse word invented.
See also: and, blind, effing

effing and blinding

using vulgar expletives; swearing.
Effing and blinding here stand for the initial letters of taboo or vulgar slang words.
See also: and, blind, effing

effing and ˈblinding

(British English, informal) using swear words (= rude and offensive words): There was a lot of effing and blinding going on.
See also: and, blind, effing

effing

and F-ing
mod. fucking. (Usually objectionable.) What an effing stupid idea! Who is that F-ing idiot.

effing around

and F-ing around
in. fucking around; messing around. (see also fuck around. Usually objectionable.) They were F-ing around with the switch and turned it on accidentally.
See also: around, effing
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So in a long, rambling discourse to Marco, at the virtual center of the novel, Effing criticizes the nineteenth-century realists, Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt in particular, for their complicity with structures of domination and control: "Manifest Destiny!
By contrast, Effing's exemplary artist is the obscure nineteenth-century painter Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919).
Yet Moon Palace also seems initially obsessive about such things: in Marco's inheritances from his mother, Uncle Victor, Effing, and Solomon Barber; Effing's from his father and various illicit sources; Barber's from Effing, and so forth.
At one point, responding to another of Effing's enjoinders--this time that he supply the blind old man with a verbal picture of the sights around them--Marco considers the immensity of it all.
And I said why don't you get off her effing back, get off my effing back and let me get on with our lives."
"And I just effing said at the end of the day I met the woman for a couple of hours, thanks for your effing letter, I rang me effing dad and he said what's effing going on.
Gazza: "I've had the chairman everyone on my f***ing back and I can't see my f***ing son on Wednesday and it's his effing birthday."
"The next thing I know I effing speak to her after the Chile game and the next thing I know she is threatening she will go to the effing papers."
Gazza: "No, I didn't say that, they said they had everything effing taped.
"They can do what they want, I can't handle it, I've effing had enough.
Gazza; "As far as I'm concerned, I am not effing bothered.
Gazza: "Go and tell her to f*** herself and shove the effing bullet up her a***.
Gazza: "They can do what they want Irene, I'm not effing bothered.
"Now, instead of seeing my son, I have my f***ing dad up to effing help me out."
Gazza: "As far as I'm concerned, I am not effing bothered.