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cotton-picking

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkɒt.ənˌpɪ.kɪŋ/ us    /ˈkɑː.t̬ən-/ US informal
used to add emphasis when you are slightly annoyed: Just wait one cotton-picking minute, will you?Expressions of anger
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