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rathole

noun

  • a subject that has been known to use up a significant amount of discussion time, without participants coming to a consensus.

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    Last edited on Apr 25 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • a dilapidated place.
    This bar is a rathole.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 27 2009.

verb - intransitive

  • during a discussion about a particular topic, to focus on an unimportant detail.
    We've been ratholing on what to call it for half an hour. Let's focus on what we're actually going to be making.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 27 2009.

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rat-line

noun

  • A telephone number that is used by the police to enable citizens to provide anonymous information. ie crimestoppers

    Last edited on Dec 16 2011. Submitted by spacey vancouver bc on Dec 16 2011.

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rat on

verb

  • to inform on.
                                                                                                                                                                              

    Citation from "Sins of the Past", Terriers (TV, 2010), Season 1 Episode 11 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 28 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 31 2009.

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rats

  • Expression of disappointment, similar to 'bummer', though more forceful. 'Bummer' tends to be used when something unforeseen and unfortunate occurs. 'Rats', on the other hand tends to be used when you have been making a concerted effort to do something and it suddenly fails. You only use 'rats' about your own misfortune. You can use 'bummer' sympathetically also about someone else's misfortune.

    Last edited on Apr 21 2005. Submitted by Margaret M. on Apr 21 2005.

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rat's ass

noun - uncountable

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rattle

verb - transitive

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rattled

adjective

  • disturbed emotionally. The adjective sense of rattle.
                                                                                                      

    Citation from "Never Let Me Go", Alphas (TV), Season 1 Episode Episode 5 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 25 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 25 2012.

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rattle (one's) cage

verb

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