bug off

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bug definition


  1. n.
    a flaw in a computer program. : As soon as I get the bugs out, I can run my program.
  2. n.
    someone who is enthusiastic about something. (A combining form.) : Mary is a camera bug.
  3. n.
    an obsession or urge. : I've got this bug about making money.
  4. n.
    a spy device for listening to someone's conversation. : I found a little bug taped under my chair.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

bug off

Also, bugger off. Go away, as in Bug off before I call the police. Both terms are often used as an imperative, as in the example, and the variant is heard more in Britain than in America. [Slang; c. 1900] For a synonym, see buzz off.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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