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Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

A mnemonic used in music to remember the notes on the lines of the treble clef (E, G, B, D, and F), in order from lowest to highest. If you're having trouble remembering the notes during the quiz, just remember that Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge!
See also: boy, Deserve, every, fudge, good

for fudge's sake

slang A mild oath of exasperation, annoyance, frustration, anger, or surprise. "Fudge" is used as a euphemistic substitution for the expletive "fuck." Oh for fudge's sake! What is my ex-boyfriend doing here? Would you let me finish my story, for fudge's sake? Oh for fudge's sake, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!
See also: for, sake

fudge factor

Room for error or mistakes. I'm not very good at math, so I always leave a fudge factor when I'm tallying up my expenditures for the month.
See also: factor, fudge

fudge packer

offensive slang A derogatory term for a homosexual male.
See also: fudge

fudge the issue

To dodge or avoid doing something. The phrase often has a connotation of deceit. The finance department is fudging the issue for now, but once news reaches the CEO, they will have to admit whatever they did to make these figures so impressive. I know you didn't do any of the chores I assigned you, and you can't fudge the issue any longer!
See also: fudge, issue

oh fudge

A mild exclamation of disappointment or annoyance. Oh fudge, I messed up this drawing already. Did I forget to leave you the key? Oh fudge.
See also: fudge, oh

pack fudge

vulgar slang To have anal sex.
See also: fudge, pack

what the fudge

slang "Fudge" is used as a euphemistic substitution for the expletive "fuck."
1. An exclamation of shock, surprise, or disbelief. A: "What the fudge was that noise?" B: "Relax, scaredy-cat. It's just the sound of the heating system turning on." A: "It looks like your account is in arrears." B: "What the fudge? That can't be right!"
2. Used to express extreme anger or indignation. What the fudge is my ex-boyfriend doing here? I can't believe she just said that to me! What the fudge!
3. Why not? An aside used to emphasize one's nonchalance toward something. A: "Do you want to skip school and go the beach instead?" B: "Sure, what the fudge?"
See also: fudge, what
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fudge factor

Fig. a margin of error. I never use a fudge factor. I measure correctly, and I cut the material exactly the way I measured it. I built in a fudge factor of three percent.
See also: factor, fudge
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fudge factor

a figure which is included in a calculation in order to account for some unquantified but significant phenomenon or to ensure a desired result.
Fudge, apparently originating in the mid 18th century as an exclamation of disgust or irritation, later acquired a specific verbal sense in printers' jargon, meaning to ‘do work imperfectly or as best you can with the materials available’.
See also: factor, fudge
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017


1. in. to cheat; to deceive (someone). (Disguise of fuck.) Bill, you’re fudging. Wait till the starting gun fires.
2. n. nonsense; deception. I’ve heard enough of your fudge. Let’s get honest, okay?

fudge factor

n. a margin of error. I never use a fudge factor. I measure correctly, and I cut the material exactly the way I measured it.
See also: factor, fudge
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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She currently employs one member of staff, Jill Wall, who makes the fudge, and two part-time packers and is supported by her parents.
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