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so-and-so

[soh-uh n-soh] /ˈsoʊ ənˌsoʊ/
noun, plural so-and-sos.
1.
someone or something not definitely named:
to gossip about so-and-so.
2.
a bastard; son of a bitch (used as a euphemism):
Tell the old so-and-so to mind his own business.
Origin of so-and-so
1590-1600
1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for so-and-so

so-and-so

noun (informal) (pl) so-and-sos
1.
a person whose name is forgotten or ignored: so-and-so came to see me
2.
(euphemistic) a person or thing regarded as unpleasant or difficult: which so-and-so broke my razor?
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Slang definitions & phrases for so-and-so

soak one's hose

verb phrase

To do the sex act; screw: I think maybe he soaking his hose (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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