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just gay enough

(potentially offensive) Of a man, possessing a number of stereotypically homosexual qualities seen as attractive by women, while still being unambiguously heterosexual. I still want a man to be manly, but just gay enough that he can have a conversation about his emotions.
See also: enough, gay, just

with gay abandon

With rash, unrestrained impulsiveness, enthusiasm, or zeal. Ever since my brother got that car for his birthday, he's been motoring around at night with gay abandon. The insurgents set upon the town and began firing their weapons with gay abandon.
See also: abandon, gay

with gay aˈbandon

(old-fashioned) without thinking about the results or effects of a particular action: Although she was nervous at first, she was soon singing and dancing with gay abandon.
Gay here means ‘happy and without cares’.
See also: abandon, gay

(as) gay as pink ink

mod. having to do with an obviously homosexual person, usually a male. These two guys—as gay as pink ink—came in together.
See also: gay, ink, pink

gay as pink ink

verb
See also: gay, ink, pink
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My boyfriend, Seth is the gayest straight man on the planet.
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If I was living 200 years ago in a coal mine, maybe, but I work in possibly the gayest industry in the world.
London, May 24 (ANI): Sir Arthur Conan Doyle must not have found it very amusing when Martin Freeman described the BBC series Sherlock as having 'the gayest story in the history of television'.