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read

  • Knowing exactly where another person is 'coming from' and telling the person about it esp. in front of the crowd if any. Also read (one's) beads. The truth behind what someone is saying. Again, overheard by person who frequents gay bars. (p.s. Feel free to elaborate).
    He was upset 'cause I was reading him.
    He got plucked 'cause I was reading his beads.
    I was reading him.

    Last edited on Mar 15 2000. Submitted by P. F. from New Orleans, LA, USA on Mar 15 2000.

  • To lecture someone with a sharply worded barrage of painful truths about themselves. Popularized by New York City drag queens in the documentary movie "Paris is Burning."
    If you don't quit doing that, I will read your ass.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2005. Submitted by Larry R. on Jul 08 2005.

  • to understand
    Do you read me?

    Last edited on Oct 11 2006. Submitted by N.S. S. on Oct 11 2006.

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read between the lines

verb

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readjust fluids

  • to vomit.
    I didn't puke, I just readjusted fluids.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to vomit.

    Last edited on May 17 2002. Submitted by Chad B. from San Diego, CA, USA on May 17 2002.

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read the meter

verb

  • See you and check you out and make sure everything's alright between us. (from Clockwork Orange).
    I'm just here to read the meter.

    Last edited on Sep 06 2010. Submitted by Patrick B. from River Ridge, LA, USA on Nov 27 1999.

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read the riot act

verb - transitive

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ready to go

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real

adjective

  • acting true to one's self.
    You'll know when all the peeps here are being real when you see what they're up to.

    Last edited on Jun 11 2014. Submitted by Maurice J. from Fall River, MA, USA on Nov 21 2002.

  • the majority of.
                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 film) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2015.

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real deal, the

noun

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