in a pig’s ass, my ass: She’s the greatest my eye/ You’ll do that my foot
[first form 1842+; in the early and obsolete meaning ”nonsense,” perhaps fr a Joe Miller joke in which a Latin nonsense phrase O mihi, beate Martine (”O, to me, blessed Martin”) is pronounced as all my eye and Betty Martin]
I do not believe that; like hell, that’s true: She’s better than me? My foot
- My god
Also, my goodness. Expressions of shock, surprise, or dismay, as in My God, don’t tell me he’s dying, or My goodness, what an awful outfit. The first term dates from about 1800; goodness in the variant is a euphemism for God.
- My heart bleeds for you
I don’t feel at all sorry for you, I don’t sympathize, as in You only got a five percent raise? My heart bleeds for you. Originating in the late 1300s, this hyperbolic expression of sympathy has been used ironically since the mid-1700s.
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[myin-jahn] /ˈmyɪn dʒɑn/ noun 1. a city in central Burma.