you-know-who

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From you +‎ know +‎ who.

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you-know-who

  1. Person or entity whose name one does not want to mention but which is known to the person to whom one is speaking.
    • 1885, W. S. Gilbert (lyrics), Arthur Sullivan (music), “The Mikado”:
      And 'St—'st—'st and What's-his-name, and also You-know-who / The task of filling up the blanks I'd rather leave to you.

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