up the wazoo

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up the wazoo

To an excessive or extreme degree; in great or excessive abundance. The company's had financial difficulties up the wazoo lately, but the CEO is adamant that it will start making a profit soon. I only buy video game consoles after they've been out a while and stores aren't charging up the wazoo for them.
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up (or out) the wazoo

in great quantities. informal
Wazoo is an informal American term for the buttocks or anus. Its origins are unknown.
2000 Eric Garcia Anonymous Rex The guy in the movie had business contacts up the wazoo.
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ˌout/ˌup the waˈzoo

(American English, taboo, slang) in large numbers or amounts: She’s got awards up the wazoo.
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up the wazoo

In great abundance.
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