blow the gaff

Australian Slang
(older slang) disclose a secret; reveal the truth, often unintentionally

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • blow the gaff — phrasal slang : to give away a secret : blab * * * blow the gaff To disclose a secret, blab • • • Main Entry: ↑gaff * * * blow the gaff british informal phrase t …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow the gaff — vb to give away information, reveal a secret, inform on someone. This picturesque phrase was derived from the archaic term gaff meaning a trickster s strategy or paraphernalia. Although it dates from the early 19th century and often evokes the… …   Contemporary slang

  • blow the gaff — British, old fashioned, informal to cause trouble for someone by letting other people know something that they were trying to keep secret. They killed Green because he was about to blow the gaff on their drug dealing. (often + on) …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the gaff — {v. phr.} To open one s mouth to reveal a secret. * /When Al cheated on his wife, his younger brother blew the gaff on him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow the gaff — {v. phr.} To open one s mouth to reveal a secret. * /When Al cheated on his wife, his younger brother blew the gaff on him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow\ the\ gaff — v. phr. To open one s mouth to reveal a secret. When Al cheated on his wife, his younger brother blew the gaff on him …   Словарь американских идиом

  • blow the gaff — Brit. informal reveal a plot or secret. → gaff …   English new terms dictionary

  • blow the gaff — v. divulge a secret, reveal a secret; tell the truth, expose the truth of the matter; reveal the truth accidentally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Blow the gaff — (older slang) disclose a secret; reveal the truth, often unintentionally …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • blow the gaff — Vrb phrs. To reveal a plot or secret. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms


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