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affair:

1. Euphemism for the male or female genitals . See penis and vagina for synonyms.

Quote: Shakespeare, Sonnet 151 , refers to the female genitals : ' To stand in thy affairs , fall by thy side '.

2. In gay Britain, one's current lover .

3. Have an affair , to have a romantic or sexual relationship , especially one of short duration.
Synonyms: affair-of-the-heart ; affaire-d'amour ; affaire-de-coeur ; intimacy ; love-affair ; amourette ; fling ; liaison ; relationship ; romance ; romantic-affair .

4. Have/having an affair , to have a secretive, extramarital relationship . See affair [SYN] for synonyms.

Quotes:

(1) Leo Schneider (Joseph Bologna) to Faye Medwick (Valerie Harper) in Chapter Two (1979): ' I can't be faithful to my wife and I hate the guilt that comes from fooling-around . So I compromise. I have a lot of unpleasurable affairs .'

(2) Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Harry (Billy Crystal) in When Harry Met Sally (1989):
-- Jess: ' Marriages don't break-up on account of infidelity . It's just a symbol that something else is wrong .'
-- Harry: ' Really?! Well, that symbol is fucking my wife .'

(3) Shirlee Kenyan (Dolly Parton) hosting a radio call-in show in Straight Talk (1992): ' Now let me get this straight . You got a wife and you got a girlfriend in the office? Did you say your name was Bud or Stud? I'm sorry, but it sounds to me like you're living your life so crooked you have to screw your socks on. Having an affair is like shooting pool on two tables. You may have the balls , Bud, but you're gonna wear out your stick .'

(4) A journalist (Michael O'Keefe) to Nina (Laura San Giacomo) in Nina Takes a Lover (1995): ' The question is which is the greater sin . Taking a lover or putting your lover in a position where they need another .'

(5) Christina (Elizabeth Pena) about her affair with Governor Farley in The Second Civil War (1998): ' It was an affair ... let's keep it at that. '


Synonyms: flag (gay term), farting around, fan-one's-pussy, fan-one's-ass, extracurricular sex, extracurricular-activities, the eternal triangle, entanglement, eat(ing) out, double-up-on, double-dealing, double-cross, double-clock, dog-on, dally with, cuckoldry, coitus-adulterinus, chippy-on, cheating (on), catting-on, carrying-on, breach of promise, backstair-affair, adventure, adulterous-affair, fooling-around, fornication, fucking around (on), getting-it-on-the-side, getting-some-on-the-side, give-up-rhythm, go off for a dirty weekend, go-on-a-fishing-expedition, goings-on, hanky-panky, have an affair (with), hit-the-triangle, horse-around, illicit liaison (affair / relationship / romance), an intrigue, jack-around, jazz-around, join gibblets, join-paunches, kidding-around, left-handed-honeymoon, liaison, love-affair, mess-around, messing-around, monkey-business, moonlighting, mucking-around, offshore-drilling, perv around (or about), philander(ing), play(ing) around, play-checkers, play-games-with, play games on, play-the-field, put-it-about, put (the) horns on, shoot-the-thrill, sleep-around, sotto-voce-affair, step-out, step(ing) out on, three-time, two-timing, unholy-wedlock, working-late-at-the-office, tomcat, wrecktangle, yard-on

See Also: a bit on the side, a piece of meat, adulterous affair, adultery, adventure, affair, affair of love, affair of the heart, affaire d'amour, affaire de coeur, alley affair, alley job, alley number, amateur night, amorist, amour, amourette, backstair affair, beard, bit on the side, buggered and bewildered, butt in, butt out!, Camille, capricornified, carry on, carrying on an affair, carrying on with someone, cat around, catting on, cheat, cheating, chippy on, coitus adulterinus, consultation with the Third World, dally, dilly-dally, dirty weekend, discussing East Africa, discussing Uganda, double cross, double dealing, double up on, double-clock, East African affairs, eating out, eternal triangle, extracurricular activities, extramarital affair, extramarital sex, fan one's ass, fan one's pussy, fans her pussy, fart around, flag, fling, flirtation, fool around (with), fooling around, fornication, fuck around, fucking around, getting a bit on the side, getting it on the side, getting some on the side, give up rhythm, go on a fishing expedition, goings-on, have a roving eye, have an affair with, heel, hit and run guy, hit the triangle, horned, hornified, horse around, illicit affair, illicit liaison, illicit relationship, illicit romance, infidelity, intrigue, jack around, jazz around, kidding around, kiss and tell, left-handed honeymoon, les-be-friends, liaison, love affair, make time with, mess about, mess around, messing around, Miss America Pageant, monkey about, monkey around, monkey business, moonlighting, muck around, mucking around, night baseball, offshore drilling, on the side, other woman, the, perv about, perv around, philander, piece of meat, play around (with), play checkers, play games with, play the field, playing around, put horns on, put it about, put the horns on, quickie station, romantic affair, scutz around, seven year itch, shoot the thrill, sleep around, sotto voce affair, spot the nuptial bed, step out, step out on, stepping out on, tail-femme, three-time, tomcat, trick-out, true to her sheets, two-timing, Ugandan affairs, Ugandan discussions, unholy wedlock, working late at the office, wrecktangle

Quotes Containing affair:
Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant) in An Affair to Remember (1957): ''I''ll just take my ego for a walk.''
'Do you think it will take the place night baseball?' Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) to Nick Ferrante (Cary Grant) in An Affair toRemember (1957)
Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) to Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant) in An Affair to Remember (1957): ''Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories . We''ve already missed the spring.''
Gore Vidal: ''I can understand companionship. I can understand bought sex in the afternoon . I cannot understand the love-affair .''
Marlene Dietrich, as Erica Von Schluetow, to Jean Arthur as Phoebe Frost in A Foreign Affair (1948): 'You know this game of love , if you want to take the advice of an old gambler, some poeple are lucky at-it , some people are jinx; you shouldn't even sit down at the table.'
Leonard Cummings (Peter Frechette) to his younger brother Charles (Jon Cryer) in No Small Affair (1984): 'Sex has nothing to do with love . Sex washes off .'
Capt. John Pringle (John Lund) to Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur) in A Foreign Affair (1948): ''I''m a heel , a certified heel . I''ve got papers to prove it .''
Leonard Cummings (Peter Frechette) to his younger brother Charles (Jon Cryer) in No Small Affair (1984): 'Sex has nothing to do with love . Sex washes off .'
Charles MacArthur (Matthew Broderick) and Dotty Parker (Jennifer Jason Leigh) at the start of their love-affair in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) - Charles: 'I felt we were pretty good together for the first time.' - Dotty:'I expect you'll tell me it takes practice.' - Charles: 'Double adultery cancels itself out .' - Dotty:'Questionable logic but I like the theory.'
Nelson (Tim Robbins) and Mona (Jennifer Tilly) in No Small Affair (1984): - Nelson: ''Hey, Mona, what''s your bra size?'' - Mona: ''Multiply the length of your dick by ten and add your I.Q.'' - Nelson: ''Ask a simple question she gives you a math problem.''
Nelson (Tim Robbins) and Mona (Jennifer Tilly) in No Small Affair (1984): - Nelson: ''Hey, Mona, what''s your bra size?'' - Mona: ''Multiply the length of your dick by ten and add your I.Q.'' - Nelson: ''Ask a simple question she gives you a math problem.''
Nelson (Tim Robbins) and Mona (Jennifer Tilly) in No Small Affair (1984): - Nelson: ''Hey, Mona, what''s your bra size?'' - Mona: ''Multiply the length of your dick by ten and add your I.Q.'' - Nelson: ''Ask a simple question she gives you a math problem.''
Nelson (Tim Robbins) and Mona (Jennifer Tilly) in No Small Affair (1984): - Nelson: ''Hey, Mona, what''s your bra size?'' - Mona: ''Multiply the length of your dick by ten and add your I.Q.'' - Nelson: ''Ask a simple question she gives you a math problem.''
Nelson (Tim Robbins) and Mona (Jennifer Tilly) in No Small Affair (1984): - Nelson: ''Hey, Mona, what''s your bra size?'' - Mona: ''Multiply the length of your dick by ten and add your I.Q.'' - Nelson: ''Ask a simple question she gives you a math problem.''
''Al. Al Reardon. My father! My moral, uptight, coffee-slurping, status-seeking, putting-in-overtime, hard-day-at-the-office, early-rising early-bedding, make-your-own-way-in-life father had been screwing Joyce Fickett. (...) No wonder I was having so much trouble. It was hereditary.'' Jimmy Reardon (River Phoenix) after discovering that his father Al (Paul Koslo) has been having an affair with Joyce (Ann Magnuson) for years in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
''Al. Al Reardon. My father! My moral, uptight, coffee-slurping, status-seeking, putting-in-overtime, hard-day-at-the-office, early-rising early-bedding, make-your-own-way-in-life father had been screwing Joyce Fickett. (...) No wonder I was having so much trouble. It was hereditary.'' Jimmy Reardon (River Phoenix) after discovering that his father Al (Paul Koslo) has been having an affair with Joyce (Ann Magnuson) for years in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
''Now let me get this straight . You got a wife and you got a girlfriend in the office? Did you say your name was Bud or Stud? I''m sorry, but it sounds to me like you''re living your life so crooked you have to screw your socks on . Having an affair is like shooting pool on two tables. You may have the balls , Bud, but you''re gonna wear out your stick .'' Shirlee Kenyan (Dolly Parton) hosting a radio call-in show in Straight Talk (1992)


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