Green’s Dictionary of Slang

tits and ass n.

also T & A, tits and arse, tits and bum, titties and cans, T’n’A
[tit n.2 (1) + ass n. (2)/arse n. (1)]
(orig. US)

1. a burlesque show, cheap sex-orientated entertainment which features strippers etc.

[[US]J. Weidman What’s In It For Me? 235: They got a collection of tits and asses and every night [...] they come out and shake them around].
[US]S. Longstreet Flesh Peddlers (1964) 250: I’ve gotten two French shows and a London Revue, all titties and cans in tab form, set for next season.
[US]L. Bruce Essential Lenny Bruce 237: Tits and ass, that’s what the attraction is.
[US]H. Rawson Dict. of Invective (1991) 388: Since added to with such common phrases as [...] tits and ass, a display thereof, as in a magazine or show (British: tits and bum).
[Aus](con. 1964-65) B. Thorpe Sex and Thugs and Rock ’n’ Roll 8: It’s tits and arse that parted them from their hard-earned cash and kept them drooling.
[US]E. White My Lives 273: A bit of bump and grind, tits and ass, a heart-stopping curtain line – these were the elements of a hit.

2. any softcore pornography.

[UK]Punch CCLXXVIII 422/1: Actually it doesn’t only sell soft porn because among all the tits and arse is a guide to the Peak District.
[US]R. Campbell Alice in La-La Land (1999) 64: So never mind rugs [...] Let’s talk about tits and ass.
[Scot]I. Welsh Porno 450: We need tits and arse because they have got to be available to us; to be pawed, fucked, wanked over.
S.L. Beckett Crossover Fiction 225: Booksellers find it hard placing my books because they don’t necessarily want the tits and arse next to the Three Little Pigs.
[US]D. Winslow The Force [ebook] Cops [...] read the Daily News and the Post, mostly for the sports news or the T&A on Page Six.

3. sex appeal; women viewed as nothing more than sex objects.

[US](con. 1949) J.G. Dunne True Confessions (1979) 250: Tits and ass were the missing link, that was simple. He wondered how many little boys were beating their meat into the Express.
[UK]Spare Rib XXX 4: We’ve been angry with him and he’s whimpered that yes he is pathetic and he does think of women as tits and arse.
[UK]K. Lette Llama Parlour 41: They only hired me for T and A.
[UK]Indep. Rev. 13 Aug. 10: When it comes to tits and ass, which is pretty much all women are in this film, no one can spot the ‘real’ thing.
[UK]Observer Travel 3 Oct. 10: A news spoof, lampooning Italian TV’s obsession with tits and bums.
[US]‘Randy Everhard’ Tattoo of a Naked Lady 181: More T-n-A than even stretch-polyester could contain.
[US]F.X. Toole Pound for Pound 61: Women [...] offered to barter tits and ass and blow jobs.
[Aus]T. Spicer Good Girl Stripped Bare 78: Nine News stays at Number One for twenty-five years because of Sorell’s winning formula: T&A over A&A [i.e. AIDS and Aborigines,presumed too depressing].