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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!
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!
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.
offensive slang A derogatory term for a homosexual male.
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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!
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.
vulgar slang To have anal sex.
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?"
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
fudge factora 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’.
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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?
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.
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