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grasp the nettle

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grass

  • to report someone to the authority involved (police, school teacher).
    You grass on me and I'll kick your ass!

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Cyberchick from UK on Oct 24 1999.

  • a snitch, informer (British English).

    Last edited on May 14 2011. Submitted by Ivan from Croatia on Aug 01 2005.

  • Digger (Chris Mulligan) - the use of grass and "to grass" in this way arose as street argot in the London criminal subculture and dates back to the early part of the 20th century.

    There are two popular theories about how this came about - one is that it derived from the expression snake in the grass which actually dates all the way back to the Roman writer Virgil. A more likely possibility, since the usage first arose in London, is that it is rhyming slang for to shop or shopper, which have similar meanings (to shop someone is to turn them in to the police).Follow, if you can, the twisted route through rhyming slang - Policemen are often called "coppers" in British slang. That becomes "grasshoppers" in London slang. Someone who turns his pals, or their information over to the police "shops" them to the authorities becoming a "grass shopper", simplified to "a grass". Maybe that's where the word comes from and maybe its origins will remain shrouded in mystery.

    Last edited on Apr 20 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 20 2015.

expression

  • Alan brazil is a grass because he stuck Mr torbet into the police

    Last edited on Sep 20 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 20 2016.

noun - uncountable

  • marijuana.
                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                   

                                            

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    Citation from "Steve Guttenberg's Birthday", Party Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 5 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    • See more words with the same meaning: marijuana.

    Last edited on Dec 25 2010. Submitted by gicio on Nov 21 2003.

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grass cutter

noun

  • someone who goes after your girl.

    Last edited on Oct 13 2004. Submitted by allen from Calgary, AB, Canada on Oct 13 2004.

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grass on the field

  • "pubic hair around a vulva".
                                                                                        

                                                            

                                                   

    Citation from "The Best Christmas Story Never Told", American Dad! (TV), Season 2 Episode 9 (2006) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    • See more words with the same meaning: pubic hair.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 03 2013.

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grassy

noun

  • a police officer. Rhyming slang: grasshopper rhymes with copper.
    The grassies are on their way.

    Last edited on Nov 26 2010. Submitted by Kris S. on Sep 10 2003.

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grats

interjection

  • shorter form of "congrats" which is a shorter form of "congratulations".
    Grats on your promotion.

    Last edited on Jul 26 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 18 2010.

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graveyard

  • a mouth full of bad teeth i.e. crooked, uneven, irregular teeth. Also see "tombstone" which is the name for an individual tooth.
    Man, look at that graveyard!

    Last edited on Sep 28 2002. Submitted by Robert J. from Providence, RI, USA on Sep 28 2002.

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graveyard dead

  • really totally dead, not coming back to life.

    Last edited on May 10 2005. Submitted by Ellen F. from Little Rock, AR 72206, USA on May 10 2005.

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