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butch it up:

1. Or: clean-up / clean-it-up , a warning or admonition, among gay men, to affect a more manly comportment when the situation warrants it as in the presence of strangers or when homophobes and rednecks are lurking about; to make an effort or a pretence to be butch .

2. In gayspeak, to exaggerate masculine or macho behaviors for the entertainment of others; the opposite of camp-it-up . Antonym: camp-it-up .

See Also: baby dyke, biffa, butch femme, butch mafia, FUBAR, mantee walk, molly dyke, Snafu, soft butch, stone femme, tough shit!, tough titties!, up and down, ups and downs

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