swear like a pagan

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swear like a pagan (third-person singular simple present swears like a pagan, present participle swearing like a pagan, simple past swore like a pagan, past participle sworn like a pagan)

  1. (simile) Synonym of swear like a trooper
    • 2014, Helen Hagen, Evrard, Lord of Ethe[1], Books on Demand, translation of original by Ludovic Dispaux, →ISBN, page 218:
      Foulon began to swear like a pagan, shouting: ‘Get thee hence, thou rogue and blackguard! Thou shalt not have my wheat, or else I shall pay thee with a musket blow in the belly!’