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From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon

“We knew no one but you could get us there with our heads still on our bally shoulders.”

-The Daughter of Erlik Khan



1. used to express anger, frustration, or additional emphasis, a slang British euphemism for bloody

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ShepMarch 28, 2017 5:08 PM UTC

This one always cracks me up, for some reason. I get the impression that its use is confined to the officer/aristocrat class. I remember Group Captain Mandrake complaining about his "bally leg" (or was it shoulder?) in Dr. Strangelove.