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wash someone's mouth out with soap

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wash someone's mouth out with soap

verb phrase

To punish someone for using offensive language: Ma Gingrich ought to wash Newtie's mouth out with soap. He owes the First Lady big time (1920s+)


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