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have a broom up one's ass

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have a broom up one's ass

verb phrase

(Variations: get may replace have; stick may replace broom; in one's tail may replace up one's ass; butt may replace ass) To work diligently and eagerly; be an overachiever

[1930s+; fr the willing or harried worker in a joke, whose hands are full, but who would sweep the floor if one placed a broom in the worker's nether cavity]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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