bugger off

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bug·ger 1

 (bŭg′ər, bo͝og′-)
1. Vulgar Slang A sodomite.
2. Slang A contemptible or disreputable person.
3. Slang A fellow; a chap: "He's a silly little bugger, then" (John le Carré).
v. bug·gered, bug·ger·ing, bug·gers Vulgar Slang
To practice sodomy.
1. To practice sodomy with.
2. To damn.
Phrasal Verb:
bugger off
Chiefly British Slang To leave someone alone; go away.

[Middle English bougre, heretic, from Old French boulgre, from Medieval Latin Bulgarus; see Bulgar.]

bug·ger 2

One who installs electronic bugs.

bugger off

(intr, adverb) slang Brit to go away; depart
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bugger off - leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; "Scram!"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"

w>bugger off

vi (Brit inf) → abhauen (inf), → Leine ziehen (inf)
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I can't get the bugger off my back - While campaigning for Tony Benn in 1984 The Great She-elephant, Shewho-must-be-obeyed, the Catherine the Great of Finchley, the prime minister herself - On Margaret Thatcher Same old Mafia again, I see - To a welcoming committee on arrival in Moscow OPPONENTS ON HEALEY A practical old bruiser with a first-class mind and very bad manners - Lord Hailsham A political thug - Lady Falkender One of the most insensitive know-alls of British politics - Lord Jenkins of Hillhead when he was plain Roy Jenkins
And he didn't just come down once and bugger off - he came down quite often.
Foreigners know they can fly in, get their operation, have a fifteen quid cup of tea, and bugger off without paying.
THERE were 46,014 name suggestions for X Factor's manufactured boyband, yet not one was Bugger Off.
If you don't like it, bugger off," said Klink in response to critics' criticism of her "inappropriate" pic.
Hotel owner John Humberstone, who failed in a bid to become Ukip MP for Wrexham at the last general election, tweeted this week: "The great british work force start @ 10 tea break@ 11 lunch @ 1, bugger off home @ 4 is it any wonder we are on our knees no one gives a hoot".
Someone calls out for their hit Banging, to which Roo says with a smile, "Sometimes I think we should just turn up, play that and bugger off.
Who else is there, who could order Ponting around, tell him to bugger off while bowling tactics are discussed?
She is the human equivalent of my old terrier who used to just put her nose to the ground and bugger off for hours, not caring where she was headed or if anyone would ever see her again.
I had been trying to get through to Bond, Andy Bond, for some weeks but frankly you can't get the bugger off the phone to the press or Fingleton these days ("tell you what, John, I'll grass up Tel if you let us off with a slapped wrist").
He famously goaded a gaggle of journalists by declaring: "I'm off to my 300-acre farm - you lot can bugger off to your council houses.
Another option is to bugger off and give up; we find that a lot of our clients are choosing this option these days.