effing and blinding

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Effing is for "f'ing", a euphemism for fucking; blinding is related to blimey, i.e. "God blind me!".

Noun[edit]

effing and blinding (uncountable)

  1. swearing, cursing.
    Much effing and blinding could be heard from the fans when they discovered that their team had lost.

Verb[edit]

effing and blinding

  1. present participle of eff and blind