up the spout

up the spout
Phrs. Pregnant.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • up the spout — (Brit. informal) 1 my computer s up the spout.: See broken sense 3. 2 his daughter s up the spout.: See pregnant sense 1. → spout * * * Brit., informal 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • up the spout — British & Australian, informal wasted or spoiled. Pete lost his job so that meant our holiday plans went up the spout. And they refused to give me a refund so that was two hundred pounds up the spout …   New idioms dictionary

  • up the spout — (UK) If something has gone up the spout, it has gone wrong or been ruined …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • up the spout — ► up the spout Brit. informal 1) useless or ruined. 2) (of a woman) pregnant. Main Entry: ↑spout …   English terms dictionary

  • up the spout — (UK)    If something has gone up the spout, it has gone wrong or been ruined.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • up the spout — British informal 1) used for talking about something that is wrong, spoiled, or has no chance of succeeding Now all our plans are up the spout. 2) old fashioned pregnant …   English dictionary

  • Up the spout —   (UK)   If something has gone up the spout, it has gone wrong or been ruined …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • To pop up the spout — Spout Spout, n. [Cf. Sw. spruta a squirt, a syringe. See {Spout}, v. t.] 1. That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip, pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put up the spout — Spout Spout, n. [Cf. Sw. spruta a squirt, a syringe. See {Spout}, v. t.] 1. That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip, pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To shove up the spout — Spout Spout, n. [Cf. Sw. spruta a squirt, a syringe. See {Spout}, v. t.] 1. That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip, pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • up the spout Brit. — up the spout Brit. informal 1》 useless, ruined, or wasted. 2》 (of a woman) pregnant. 3》 (of a bullet or cartridge) in the barrel of a gun and ready to be fired. → spout …   English new terms dictionary

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