Devil's Mass

(The). Swearing at everybody and everything.

“Whin a bad egg is shut av the army, he says the devil's mass ... an' manes svearin' at ivrything from the commandher-in-chief down to the room-corp'ril.” —Soldiers Three, p. 95

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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