In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1naff off! — ¡vete a la mierda! vulgar slang
- So I'll naff off, and look like I'm doing something at work for once.
- Let's face it, my killer clean cut looks are spoiled until these little horrors naff off.
- They naff off and do their own thing for practically most of the story, only to turn up at the very end when it suits them.
- That is when you naff off to the loos for a snooze (toilet roll makes for handy pillow) or dash to the shopping centre.
- But I'm sure I'll bung some things on tomorrow before I naff off.
- I know that a corporate did approach the Alliance many moons ago and request a wee policy change and was told to naff off.
- Finally after two weeks of snottyness, the cold appears to have admitted defeat and naffed off back into the ether.
- By that I mean that if you are favourable towards marriage and the two married people concerned are not married to each other, you can tell them to naff off.
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