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  1. Felipe Marotto

    Four-letter word


    I was wondering if you could explain to me the meaning of the idiom "sth is a four-letter word".


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    Re: Four-letter word

    A four letter word refers to a swear word. Mainly because a lot of the most common swear words have four letters in them.

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    Re: Four-letter word

    Some expressions that are vulgar or expletive consist of four letters. See here: BBC News | UK | When rude is too crude

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