10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DO ONE'S NUT»
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
1900. Cf. sense 8, of which it is perhaps the orig—16. A fan, a devotee, one who
is 'nutty' or “nuts' about something, esp. concerning a particular sport or hobby:
later C.20. Cf. sense 14.—17. See do (one's) nut; sweet as a nut. of hard ...
Cassell's Dictionary of Slang
(2)] do one's nana v. [1940s+] to lose one's temper. [NANA n. (2)] do one's no-
manners v. [1980s] 1 to defecate (cf. DESPATCH ONE'S CARGO v.). 2 to break
wind. do one's nut v. [1910s+] to lose one's temper, to lose emotional control, to
Dictionary of Contemporary Slang
The expression probably originated in northern usage, sometimes used as an
imperative, as in 'OK, you've had your fun so go on – now do one!'. do one's nut/
block/crust/pieces/tatersdo one's nut/block/crust/pieces/taters vb to lose control, ...
Sugar and Spice... Exploring Food and Drink Idioms in English
... a sentence or literal reading, and an utterance or metaphoric reading, very few
of these idioms do not have an intelligible literal meaning. It is the case of the
idioms (NOT) CUT THE MUSTARD,(TO) DO ONE'S NUT,(TO) DO PORRIDGE,(
Diccionari UB: anglès-català
... BrE col-loq estar gw&at: you'd be off your nut to turn the job down • es- taries
guillat si rebutgessis la feina -$to do one's nut BrE col-loq fer sortir algu de
polleguera: Jock will do his nut if I'm late again • fare sortir el Jack de polleguera
si torno ...
Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases
See also do (one's) BIRD; do one's bit atBIT1; do the DECENT thing; do the
DIRTY on somebody; do somebody a FAVOUR; do one's homework; do the
honours atHONOUR; do one's NUT; do one's own THING; do somebody PROUD;
do a ...
Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms
do one's nut become infuriated, and lose one's composure. He can't stand
cheeky kids and with that class of troublemakers he soon did his nut. do or die
win or die in the attempt; make one's final or greatest effort. The medieval knights
(ffi "iS? someone can't do something for nuts CP) XA^SSteflWiJ** ; 3EA£g#M -ftttL
^fJ (/Yf can 't dance for nuts, fife to be nuts about/ on (P)#* i t"fr#$; (We are all nutt
aiwul football, ffefflfB SRBfiJ* - ) to do one's nut Cffl) I A*ff8 (Oh, Daddy will do ...
Shorter Slang Dictionary
From Donnybrook Fair, famous for its free-for-alls. do (one's) nut to explode with
anger. Since around 1945. doobri 1 an unnamed thing; a thingummy. 2 an
unnamed person; whatsisname. Since the 1950s. doodah 1 an unnamed thing; ...
Paul Beale, Eric Partridge, Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
do one's nut see nut. do or die to succeed or to die, ruin oneself etc in trying to
succeed: The football team arrived at the match determined to do or die. do (
someone) out of (something) (inf) to prevent (someone) from getting (something),