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    Re: offensive phrasal verb.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    An acronym I have frequently seen used in connection with the current UK govenment. (Just saying
    Oh, that's a polite phrase (and an understatement) for the state of current administration!
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    Re: offensive phrasal verb.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    Today I have heard a offensive phrasal verb: On person said "Sorry, guys. I really f*cked up it". I have never heard this phrase. I know the meaning of the words. But I didn't understand his phrase and therefore I didn't know how to react. Are there other phrasal verb like this? Or is not a phrasal verb?

    Thanks in advance.
    The expression, stated correctly, is very common in the US. It is so common that it has lost much of its sting. Yet, I would still be careful where and with whom you use it.

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    Re: offensive phrasal verb.

    The military has been using FUBAR and SNAFU much longer than Lethal Weapon.

    Situation normal, all effed up.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: offensive phrasal verb.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The military has been using FUBAR and SNAFU much longer than Lethal Weapon.

    Situation normal, all effed up.
    Oh, I'm sure that's the case but Lethal Weapon was the first time I ever heard FUBAR. I don't have much contact with the military, thankfully!
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    Re: offensive phrasal verb.

    Is it time to close this thread before we veer too far away from the original question?
    Last edited by 5jj; 24-Oct-2013 at 09:38.

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    Re: offensive phrasal verb.

    Agreed.

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