other way (the)


other way (the)
   homosexual
   The phrase applies to either sex:
    He wouldn't look at his servants. His inclinations, if she knew it, are all the other way. (G. Greene, 1932 — female servants sometimes caught the eye of the master of the house)

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

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