act like a husband


act like a husband
   to have a sexual relationship with a female to whom you are not married
   But not of an encounter with a prostitute:
    Jessie confessed that her sister accused her of letting me 'act like a husband'.
    She must have seen the stain on my chemise. (F. Harris, 1925)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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