10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAVE A SMACK AT»
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The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang
A GO (8): coll: 1889, Pall Mall Gazette, 'I am longing to have a smack at these
Matabeles.' 3. Hence, an attempt (at): coll: late C.19–20. Prob. ex dial. Hence:
smack, at one . At the first attempt; (all) at the one time: coll: late C.19–20. Ex
senses 3 ...
Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
be slow on the uptake: see be quick on the uptake at UPTAKE: slow burn: see
BURN. slow but (or and) sure not quick but achieving the required result
eventually: proverb smack have a smack at make an attempt at or attack on.
informal a ...
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"Now, Bob Sapsworth, I'll have a smack at you!" he said. He had. I felt for Mr.
Sapsworth. But since I had suffered it was only fair that he should suffer too.
Crack--smack--whack went the balls out of sight in all directions. And for each
ball that ...
Plays by Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy: The Minor, The ...
Why, you jade, you look as rosy this morning - I must have a smack at your muns.
Here, taste her, she is as good as old hock to get you a stomach. MRS COLE: Fie,
Mr Loader, I thought you had forgot me. LOADER: I forget you! I would as soon ...
Samuel Foote, Arthur Murphy, George Taylor, 1984
The Marriage-hater Matchd'; a
Comedy. - London, R. Bently 1693
How now,--What would this Woan have, 'tis all one, l'll have a 'smack at her, faith,
Pll give her a touch to remember me by. Goe: and krffesber Pimp. Rude ill-bred
Fellow. ' . rudely. Sir Law. Ha, ha,-Did you ever see such a mettled Rogue, this is
Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works
I long to have a smack at her lips! hoard And most wishfully, brother. See where
she comes. [Re-enter Jane and Lady Foxstone] Give her a smack now, we may
hear it all the house over. Both [Jane and Onesiphorus] turn back jane O heaven,
Thomas Middleton, Gary Taylor, John Lavagnino, 2010
Trick to Catch the Old One
... brother; and I may tell you, I had mighty enemies, those that stuck sore; old
Lucre is a sore fox, I can tell you, brother. ONESIPHORUS. Where is she? I'll go
seek her out; I long to have a smack at her lips. HOARD. And most wishfully,
The British Drama: Operas and farces
Why, you jade, you look as rosy this morning--1 must have a smack at your mans.
Here, taste her, she is as good as old hock to get you a stomach Mrs Cole. Fic, "
Mr I,Qade,r! I thought you had forgot me. Load. I forget you! I would as soon ...
Works of Captain Marryatt
... am very sorry that the bull did not break the rudimans, (pointing to the iron
mortar and pestle;) had he had but half the spite I have against it, he would not
have left a piece as big as a thimble. I've a great mind to have a smack at it before
3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAVE A SMACK AT»
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LIVE Commentary: Borussia Dortmund - Schalke
... a great bursting run down the right side of the box, and for a second he looks to be in pole position to have a smack at Wellenreuther's goal. «Goal.com, Feb 15»
The Spectator at war: Left behind
“To have a smack at the Germans,” is the instant reply, delivered with a look of defiance. The questioner is not satisfied. There are a few, a very ... «Spectator.co.uk, Aug 14»
Phipps Turnbull and Gresley Harper. From Farewell, Dear People …
... "a good deal battered", Phipps Turnbull reported; this "piteous sight has made us all anxious to get away and have a smack at the Turks". «The Australian, Jul 12»