The phrase at the back of can mean two things: The most common is in reference to time, where the back of an hour is the period just after it. “Ah’m meeting them at the back of four.” There is no set length to this period but it would probably not extend past twenty minutes: “Ye were meant to be here at the back of nine and it’s half-nine already.”
The other use is to mean behind: “She left her motor at the back of Woolies.”
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One of the many terms that have come from football into general use. To blooter the ball in a game is to kick it powerfully but without much control:
“How could ye no have squared it tae me instead of blootering it inty the crowd?”
The verb can also mean to do something in a quick and careless way:
“There’s no way that hoose could be painted right in wan day; They must’ve blootered it.”
Similarly, if a person quickly spends a sum of money he may be said to have ‘blootered the whole lot.’
Someone who is very drunk may be described as being blootered.
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