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fanny adams

noun (Brit, slang)
1.
(usually preceded by sweet) absolutely nothing at all Often shortened to f.a., FA, SFA
2.
(mainly nautical) (formerly) tinned meat, esp mutton
Word Origin
C19: for sense 1: a euphemism for fuck all for sense 2: from the name of a young murder victim whose body was cut up into small pieces.
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