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    #1

    It's coming from the business end of that kid

    A: Ewww! Where's that smell coming from?

    B (pointing to a kid's diaper): It's coming from the business end of that kid.

    Is the idea behind using the business end the way the only business the kid ever transacts is from that end, meaning his bottom?

    Can anyone give me an example of how business end could be used in a different situation but in a similarly humorous fashion?
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    Re: It's coming from the business end of that kid

    People use "business end" to mean the area that delivers the product something is made for. For example, you could describe a bullet as coming from the business end of a pistol, or the ball point as the business end of a pen.
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