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    Question "Slap and tickle"

    Hi,
    Is this idiom still used in BrE? (Is it a euphemism?) Any other idioms meaning the same? Ta!

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    Default Re: "Slap and tickle"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,
    Is this idiom still used in BrE? (Is it a euphemism?) Any other idioms meaning the same? Ta!
    It's still in use (I think). It's a euphemism for having sex. There are many other less polite euphemisms for it.

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    Default Re: "Slap and tickle"

    I haven't heard it for a long time.

    I never thought it meant having sex - more like heavy petting, nookie, rumpy-pumpy, groping etc.

    Rover

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    Default Re: "Slap and tickle"

    It's a bit old-fashioned- here's a song from 1979 using it, but it was a dated usage even then:
    YouTube - Squeeze - Slap and Tickle (TOTP)

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