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lie like a trooper

To lie often and barefacedly. My brother lies like a trooper to get out of trouble with our parents. I just can't understand how they still believe him at this stage. You know you have true power when you can lie like a trooper, know that people don't believe you, and know that they'll go along with what you say regardless.
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swear like a trooper

To use profanities or vulgar language very freely and fluently. (An allusion to the rough language presumed to be used by military personnel.) My granny is the sweetest old lady you'll ever meet, but she swears like a trooper when she gets on the topic of something or someone she doesn't like.
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swear like a trooper

to curse and swear with great facility. (The trooper here refers to a soldier.) Mrs. Wilson was known to swear like a trooper on occasion. The clerk started swearing like a trooper, and the customer started crying.
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swear like a trooper

Freely utter profanity or obscenity, as in The teacher was shocked when she heard one of the fathers begin to swear like a trooper. The troopers in this term were the cavalry, who were singled out for their swearing from the early 1700s on.
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swear like a trooper

If someone swears like a trooper, they swear a lot. Mo was rude and abusive and swore like a trooper. Note: Nouns such as sailor or marine are sometimes used instead of trooper. The show has a heroine who drinks like a fish and swears like a sailor. Note: A trooper is a soldier.
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lie like a trooper

tell lies constantly and flagrantly. Compare with swear like a trooper (at swear).
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swear like a trooper

swear a great deal.
A trooper was originally a private soldier in a cavalry unit. Troopers were proverbial for their coarse behaviour and bad language at least as early as the mid 18th century: in Pamela ( 1739–40 ), Samuel Richardson writes ‘she curses and storms at me like a Trooper’. Compare with lie like a trooper (at lie).
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swear like a ˈtrooper

(old-fashioned, British English) use many swear words; use bad language: She’s only fourteen, but she swears like a trooper.
A trooper is a soldier.
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swear like a trooper

in. to curse and swear with great facility. The clerk started swearing like a trooper, and the customer started crying.
See also: like, swear, trooper

swear like a trooper, to

To spew forth profanity and/or obscenity. The troopers in question were the cavalry, who probably were no more apt to swear than other military men. Nevertheless, they were singled out from the early eighteenth century on, beginning with the unknown author of The Devil to Pay at St. James’s (1727).
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Pritzker noted state troopers display unbelievable courage and "put their lives on the line for us every single day."
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Cachar (Assam), Nov 4 ( ANI ): The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troopers on Saturday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the Cachar district of Assam.
Lawmakers have to fund a trooper academy, which can produce a few score of new troopers, the exact number depending on the funding level.
On Thursday, the agency released an email Director Steve McCraw sent to all DPS employees stating that it had rescinded the decision, allowing the troopers employed under the retire/rehire program to stay on in their current roles.
The film, to be released on 4/20, appears in the trailer to focus on the troopers finding out a French-Canadian town has somehow been incorporated into American territory.
NEW DELHI, May 30 (KUNA) -- Indian military on Tuesday said its troopers killed two Pakistani soldiers in a counter-offensive near Line of Control in Uri sector of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.
During most of that time the troopers were given their choice of carrying them on-safe or off-safe.
Despite admitting to drinking beer, West was not given a Breathalyzer test, and he was not arrested for driving under the influence by state troopers on Highway 58 during the early morning of April 5, 2016.
-- Several people got a surprise when they were pulled over by West Virginia State Police troopers: Instead of a ticket, they got a $100 bill.
The trooper of the Indian Army's 13 Rashtriya Rifles identified as Ranveer Singh entered the guardroom and opened indiscriminate fire, killing five troopers, at 3 Sector Baram-Pater Manasbal camp in the district.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An Indian army Brigadier and two troopers were wounded in exchange of fire between Pakistani troopers on line of control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, local media said Saturday.