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'Effing and blinding' - where does this curious phrase come from?
What is the connection between the 'Effing' part and the 'blinding'?
asked in swearing, language, etymology

siasl74 answers:

According to a link at the Cambridge dictionary website, "effing" is used to replace a popular word beginning with "f" that is not used in polite company, but "blinding" is used to replace the old fashioned phrase "Blind me!".

Note: I'd cite the source with a link, but it contains a naughty word :-)

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