give the gaff

give the gaff
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  • blow the gaff — phrasal slang : to give away a secret : blab * * * blow the gaff To disclose a secret, blab • • • Main Entry: ↑gaff * * * blow the gaff british informal phrase t …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow the gaff — vb to give away information, reveal a secret, inform on someone. This picturesque phrase was derived from the archaic term gaff meaning a trickster s strategy or paraphernalia. Although it dates from the early 19th century and often evokes the… …   Contemporary slang

  • gaff — gaff1 /gaf/, n. 1. an iron hook with a handle for landing large fish. 2. the spur on a climbing iron, esp. as used by telephone linemen. 3. Naut. a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore and aft sail (gaff sail).… …   Universalium

  • The Cruising Association — is a major organisation for cruising sailors in Britain. Membership is composed of those who cruise inland, inshore and offshore by sail or power. The Association was founded in 1908 to provide improved facilities for cruising yachtsmen and it… …   Wikipedia

  • The Thin Red Line (1998 film) — Infobox Film name = Thin Red Line image size = caption = Theatrical poster director = Terrence Malick producer = Robert Michael Geisler Grant Hill John Roberdeau writer = Screenplay: Terrence Malick Novel: James Jones narrator = starring = Sean… …   Wikipedia

  • To give one the lie in his throat — Throat Throat (thr[=o]t), n. [OE. throte, AS. [thorn]rote, [thorn]rotu; akin to OHG. drozza, G. drossel; cf. OFries. & D. stort. Cf. {Throttle}.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column. (b) Hence, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Striking the colors — is the universally recognized indication of surrender, particularly for ships at sea. Surrender is dated from the time the ensign is struck. In international law # Colors. A national flag (or a battle ensign). The colors . . . are hauled down as… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack the Giant Killer — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jack-by-the-hedge — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jack-in-the-bush — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jack-in-the-green — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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