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VERY THE
Singlish phrase meaning, inexplicably, 'very'. Usually employed with a clearly sarcastic tone.
1. "Wah lau eh, he ah, his armpit very the smelly, you know!"
2. "Piang eh, your skirt very the short, hor?"

See also: A Bit The  

VERY WHAT ONE  (Contributed by Bernard Quek)
A phrase used to describe a quality so inexplicably irritating about something or someone. The Singlish version of the French phrase "je ne sais quoi".
"She, hor, very what one, you know?" (She has a certain je ne sais quoi.)

VOMIT BLOOD  (Contributed by Edward Tew)
Literal translation from the Hokkien phrase "tor hwee", which is used to describe undergoing extreme difficulty, intense suffering or great irritation. "Vomit" is often pronounced "womit".
Ah Beng: "Yesterday, hor, I teach my son Maths, teach until vomit blood."
See also: Tor Hwee  




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