I'm rewatching the series premiere of Shameless (U.S.) and one line has always perplexed me.

Lip is talking to Steve after the latter gives him some medical 'advice' about a 'skeletal fact' and Lip replies,

Talk out of your ass with that much conviction and you'll end up needing a much bigger toothbrush; that's a[n] anal fact.

What on Earth does this quip mean?

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    Which part of the line are you referring to?
    – Paulie_D
    Jan 28 '17 at 20:05
  • Needing a much bigger toothbrush, Jan 28 '17 at 21:30

It means that Steve would have to insert the toothbrush through his anus instead of inserting it into his mouth, so he'd need a really long handle. Not a really good metaphor to my way of thinking.


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