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Daemon
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pound sand

To engage in pointless, menial efforts or labor. Used especially as an imperative to express disdain, contempt, or dismissal. More...

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pound sand — To engage in pointless, menial efforts or labor. Used especially as an imperative to express disdain, contempt, or dismissal.
Emel Rapchan
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pound sand
- The debt collecter threatened me but I told him to pound sand, that he wasn't going to get another dime out of me.
Other similar expressions:
(do something futile): get blood from a stone, piss up a rope
(go away): get lost, go fly a kite, take a hike, fuck off

Some Historical Facts:
- The modern meanings of go pound sand originated in the 20th century.
- A 1948 edition of the Southeast Economist states:
- From her store of memories Mrs. Mary R. Stuart of Harvard Ave, a perpetrator of this column of sayings of wisecracks popular in the ‘Oh yeah?’ era, recalls that ‘go pound sand in your ears’ meant to soft-pedal the noise.
- This suggests that the meaning of the phrase had only recently changed into an expression of contempt and was only just becoming popular around this time.
- It also implies this variation of the idiom meant something else entirely.
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Go pound sand is a statement of contempt, similarly as 'get lost', 'go and play in the movement', and so forth.

The expression began in the US and albeit common there, particularly the Midwest states, it isn't every now and again heard in different nations. The rendition 'go pound salt up your rear end's is additionally once in a while utilized, apparently to increase the picture of uneasiness.

This is once in a while utilized with the aim of signifying 'go and beat/whack sand' - with the back of a scoop or comparative. That is not the first importance however, as is clarified from the more extended and less-regularly utilized variant of the expression - 'go pound sand up your rear end'. There are two tackles go pound sand. The later, apparently a result of World War II, and regularly euphemized, is go pound sand up one's can.

It is utilized to reject and disparage, and is eventually an eager method for saying: 'go away' The expressions "go pound sand" plus "insufficient sense to pound sand" is American slang from the nineteenth century. It is a reference to modest, and regularly pointless, labor....The last expression frequently shows up in a more extended structure, "insufficient sense to pound sand down a rathole." And this shows up fairly later.

There's additionally a less disgusting adaptation, 'go pound sand in your ears'. In the military "pound sand" generally implies the respondent has their "heels dove in" and is not going to do what you are inquiring.

Regardless of how hard you attempt, sand won't comply with the shape you need in the event that you beat on it... The individual is stating that it is pointless to ask or specify the issue once more... as pointless as beating sand. But "Pound sand" has gotten away from it’s before dirty affiliation.

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