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give the hands

verb

  • to fist fight someone. Compare with throw hands.
    David wants to give the hands to John over 20 dollars.

    Last edited on Jun 12 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 10 2011.

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give the heave-ho

verb - transitive

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give the Heisman

verb - transitive

  • To reject or refuse, often in an abrupt or forceful manner.
    That chick just gave me the Heisman!

    Last edited on Apr 30 1999. Submitted by Nat S. from Burbank, CA, USA on Apr 30 1999.

  • To not work properly.
    This radio is giving me the Heisman.
    • See more words with the same meaning: broken.

    Last edited on Apr 30 1999. Submitted by Nat S. from Burbank, CA, USA on Apr 30 1999.

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  • College football's Heisman Trophy, which depicts a runner 'stiff-arming' the other players.

    Last edited on Apr 30 1999. Submitted by Nat S. from Burbank, CA, USA on Apr 30 1999.

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give the horns

expression

  • To shame one's husband by committing adultery.

    "Cuckold" (verb)

    See Wikipedia, c.f. "Cuckold" esp. the section "Cultural usage of horn metaphor."

    Last edited on Dec 30 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 30 2014.

verb

  • to mistreat.
    He stood you up? Give him the horns.

    Last edited on Nov 24 2010. Submitted by Jewels D. from Pordenone (Friuli-Venezia Giulia), Italy on Aug 12 1998.

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give the old heave ho

verb - transitive

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give the red ass

verb - transitive

  • something that gets on your nerves or bugs you. "it gives you the red ass." that just chaps my ass. "red ass."
    You give me the red ass.

    Last edited on Jan 13 2000. Submitted by NICK L. from Memphis, TN, USA on Jan 13 2000.

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give the shaft

  • treated unfairly or harshly.
    He was given the shaft.
    He was shafted.

    Last edited on May 21 1999. Submitted by JoAnn from Denver, CO, USA on May 21 1999.

verb - transitive

  • v. to reject or diss someone
    I gave him the shaft.

    Last edited on Sep 22 1998. Submitted by Tommi R. from New York, NY, USA on Sep 22 1998.

  • v. To reject
    Margaret gave me the shaft for the prom.

    Last edited on Apr 26 1999. Submitted by J.T. S. from Fremont, CA, USA on Apr 26 1999.

  • to give someone the shaft is to ignore them or not talk to them, also could be refusing to give someone a kiss or putting someone down
    John just gave me the shaft!

    Last edited on Nov 04 1999. Submitted by Stacy from Vermont, USA on Nov 04 1999.

  • shaft (n.) - crap, nothing; almost always prefaced by "the", ex.: We waited in line for 5 hours, but when we got to the desk we got the shaft.

    Last edited on Apr 04 2002. Submitted by John P. from Provo, UT, USA on Apr 04 2002.

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give the slip

verb - transitive

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