tell (one) where to put it

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tell (one) where to put it

rude slang An expression of frustration or anger, usually said when one doesn't want to do or accept something. The phrase encourages the person in question to put something up their buttocks. If she assigns me one more project, I'm going to tell her where to put it! A: "How did you end up in jail?" B: "Well, the officer tried to give me a parking ticket, and I told him where to put it."
See also: put, tell, to
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tell someone where to put (or what to do with) something

angrily or emphatically reject something. informal
See also: put, someone, something, tell, to
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tell somebody where to ˈput/ˈstick something


tell somebody what they can ˈdo with something

(informal) make it clear to somebody that you are angry and are rejecting what they are offering you: I was so furious I nearly told him where to stick his rotten job!
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