1. (W.I., Guyn.) a general term of dislike.
|Dict. Carib. Eng. Usage.|
2. (US) a euph. for ass n. (4), e.g. haul a, bet your fat a.
|On Broadway 9 July [synd. col.] Walter O’Keefe at LaMartinique: ‘She has a broad A — if I make myself clear’.|
|(con. WWII) And Then We Heard The Thunder (1964) 423: ‘You just take your finger out your ass and make that phone call,’ Samuels said. Solly said ‘Blow it out you “A” bag!’.|
|M*A*S*H (2004) 82: ‘You betcher ever-lovin’ A, buddy-boy,’ Hawkeye said.|
|(con. WWII) Certified Brave 7: A chorus of jeers quickly erupted interspersed with, ‘Blow it out your “A” and “B” bag,’ and, ‘Aw ya mudder wears army shoes’.|
(N.Z.) to get on with things, to hurry up.
|,||in DNZE (1998).|
|🌐 A frustrated composer, he married a very arty university woman and looked for the right contacts who would help him get his A into G.‘A Day at the Beach’|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 9: a into g Arse into gear, usually intended to advise a hurry up. [Ibid.] 86: get your a into g/arse into gear Command to start doing something quickly.|