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    Hi,
    I' d like to know the meaning of this expression, but it contains a bad word, so I won't write it but I'll try to make you understand what the word is

    the expression is "My face your _ _ _"
    the bad word is made up of three letters. the first one is the first letter of the alphabet; the other two are the 19th letter repetead twice.It refers to a part of the body.
    Thanks a lot
    Rip

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    Re: my face your ...

    Hi,
    I've got a gut feeling you're translating some lyrics. If so, that phrase might remain an enigma for everyone except for the songwriter. Sorry if I'm mistaken. But judjing by the lack of replies, the phrase is either uncommon or is missing something.

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    Re: my face your ...

    According to Lambchop's official website: "The record's opening song, "My Face, Your A**" is the answer to the classic question 'Got a Match?'".

    However, they've got the phrase backwards...
    In AmE, "yeah, your face, my _ _ _" is a common reply to a common smart-aleck comment. Let me set the scene: You are walking down the corridor of your office building carrying a huge pile of file folders and papers. You are obviously struggling with the load, and a co-worker spies you and asks sarcastically "Got a match?" You reply "Yeah, your face (or "your lips"), my _ _ _ ." He is jokingly referring to your struggle with carrying a large pile of stuff and thinks it is funny to ask you to pause and offer him a light (match) for his cigarette. (It doesn't matter that smoking is banned in most office building and he is not even holding a cigarette, he still thinks it's funny to ask.) To show him that you don't appreciate his sense of humor, you use "match" as a verb rather than as a noun (as in his question) and suggest that the perfect match would be his smug face against your posterior. In other words, you are inviting him to "kiss my _ _ _."

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    Re: my face your ...

    Thanks for that. I had tried googling it, but couldn't really get the full idea of what was behind (!) it. A vivid expression - I rather like it, but I am afraid it it will be met with blank stares if I try it on my fellow Brits.

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    Blank stares my arse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Thanks for that. I had tried googling it, but couldn't really get the full idea of what was behind (!) it. A vivid expression - I rather like it, but I am afraid it it will be met with blank stares if I try it on my fellow Brits.
    I only know this question and answer "joke" because it features in Flatliners (that's an 80s film, by the way).

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    After my time. I opted out in about 1979. I died soon after.

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    Re: my face your ...

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi,
    I' d like to know the meaning of this expression, but it contains a bad word, so I won't write it but I'll try to make you understand what the word is

    the expression is "My face your _ _ _"
    the bad word is made up of three letters. the first one is the first letter of the alphabet; the other two are the 19th letter repetead twice.It refers to a part of the body.
    Thanks a lot
    Rip
    It's not really such a bad word.

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    #9

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    Wow. I was completely clueless about this!
    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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    I'm reading the novel "It" by stephen King. Two kids are joking and one says to the other that expression. Both laugh after that.

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