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wham, bam, thank you, ma'am
1. slang Hasty sexual activity, especially when rough, unemotional, or unromantic. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. We only had about half an hour before the kids came home, so it was just wham, bam, thank you, ma'am. I've never enjoyed the wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am kind of sex most other guys in college seem to desire.
2. slang Anything done or put together very quickly or without careful planning. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. The film just felt a bit "wham, bam, thank you, ma'am"—a bunch of explosions and car chases strung together for an hour and a half, and then it was over. A stir fry is a great wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am dinner that you can throw together in a matter of minutes.
See also: thank
Particularly impressive, exciting, or intense. The fireworks display was unlike anything I'd seen before, a real wham-bang spectacle! A bunch of us are heading up to my uncle's cabin in the mountains for a wham-bang weekend of partying.
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wham bam thank you ma'am
Rur. a bump in the road. We hit a wham bam thank you ma'am and lost one of our hubcaps. Watch out for the wham bam thank you ma'am at the corner of Third Street.
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wham-bam-thank-you-ma'amused in reference to sexual activity conducted roughly and quickly, without tenderness.
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mod. boisterous. We had a really wham-bang time at your party.
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