a tomar por culo

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From "tomar por el culo", in spoken Spanish sometimes shortened as "tomar po'l culo"; literally "to take (something) through/in the ass/arse".

Phrase[edit]

a tomar por culo

  1. (idiomatic, vulgar, colloquial) to fuck, screw (disregard)
    Synonym: a tomar viento
    ¡A tomar por culo vosotros!Fuck you [guys]!
    ¡A tomar por culo el mundo!Fuck the world!
  2. (idiomatic, vulgar, colloquial) fuck you, take a long walk on a short pier, go jump in the lake, go away, go to hell
    Synonyms: mandar a freír espárragos, mandar a hacer puñetas
    ¡Vete a tomar por culo!Fuck you [guys]!
    Les mandé a tomar por culo.
    I told them to fuck off.
  3. (idiomatic, vulgar, colloquial) middle of nowhere, arse end of nowhere
    Synonyms: el culo del mundo (vulgar), en el quinto coño (vulgar), en medio de la nada
    El festival está a tomar por culo.
    The festival is in the middle of nowhere.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (fuck you): It is used with verbs ir (to go) in imperative and mandar (to send) in affirmative sentences.

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