East Jesus

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East Jesus

  1. (US) A fictional remote, backwards inhabited place.
    • c. 1954, Behan, Brendan, The Letters of Brendan Behan (1992), page 55
      So G. and I had a good piss-up together, as happy with one another as if we were both natives of East Jesus, Kansas, newly met in the Rue Scribe.
    • 1998, Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees: A Novel, page 102
      I'm just a plain hillbilly from East Jesus Nowhere with this adopted child that everybody keeps on telling me is dumb as a box of rocks.
    • 1999, Sarah Bird, Virgin of the Rodeo, page 70
      Only gave him seventy-five for the night; said he'd get the rest if he worked a black rodeo way the hell and gone over in East Jesus, Texas.
    • 2000, David Gergen, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership Nixon to Clinton, page 151
      Their staffs were also well looked after—except for the French, whom we packed off to motels in East Jesus in retaliation for their high-handedness toward the American delegation when they had been hosts a year earlier.

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