effing and blinding

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 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
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I've never heard so much effing and blinding. Two women at the bar were shouting at the landlord."
But nothing was more marvellous than seeing Miriam effing and blinding through leech treatment.
Writing online, he said: "It was very warm and people were effing and blinding at the size of the queue.
She's like a daft old granny who starts effing and blinding at the dinner table after one too many sherries.
And now research has con-firmed what we all already knew - a little effing and blinding does you good.
He alleged that his mum, who was "effing and blinding", had at one point started hitting his father on his face with a shoe and on another occasion slapped him several times.
In return Alfi gave him a load of effing and blinding. This week Birtwell was given a conditional discharge when he appeared in court for assault after admitting rubbing a bar of soap - with the wrapper still on - across the boy's teeth having threatened to "wash his mouth out." It's never right for an adult to attack a child.
People are objecting to this as a sexist term; yet I hear no objections to the effing and blinding spoken in public by every age, social class, and culture in Cardiff.
In fact, they should just wrap them up in cotton wool and shield them from the world, because people are effing and blinding everywhere you go.
"I was effing and blinding and realised everyone was watching.
He said that "if Christianity is going to be taken seriously, it needs to get streetwise and start effing and blinding in an effort to lead from the front." And he told his flock in the Hereford village of Burghill to go forth and start swearing like troopers.
I think a lot of it starts at home as I often hear young girls pushing prams and effing and blinding in front of the kids.
I don't advocate effing and blinding - unless you're in labour - but sometimes when you've been cut up on the motorway, you've burned the tea and the gas bill's just arrived only a bout of good old fashioned Anglo Sas xon will do.
THE fans are up in arms, the club is up for sale and the interim manager has taken to effing and blinding at the press.
But what if I was a visiting businessman from overseas, and that was my introduction to Europe's Capital of Culture, 2008 - a loud blast of effing and blinding?