the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get

  1. (vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.
    • 1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:
      Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."
    • 1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:
      Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."
    • 2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:
      "I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."

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