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The skinny   /skˈɪni/   Listen
The skinny

noun
1.
Slang terms for inside information.  Synonyms: dope, low-down, poop.






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"The skinny" Quotes from Famous Books



... sank deeply into his chair, and his toothless jaws worked convulsively. The skinny hand which clutched the piece of tubing twitched and shook, so that the primitive deadly weapon fell from ...
— Dope • Sax Rohmer

... embroidery and starred with scintillating gems. The decaying head was black with age, the dry skin was drawn tight to the bones, the eyes were gone, there was a hole in the temple and another in the cheek, and the skinny lips were parted as in a ghastly smile! Over this dreadful face, its dust and decay and its mocking grin, hung a crown sown thick with flashing brilliants; and upon the breast lay crosses and croziers of solid gold that were splendid ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... the thick, fleshy portions, a quantity of bone, sinew, and thin fibrous substance, constituting full one third of the whole weight. If we put it into the oven entire, in the usual manner, we have the thin parts over-done, and the skinny and fibrous parts utterly dried up, by the application of the amount of heat necessary to cook the thick portion. Supposing the joint to weigh six pounds, at thirty cents, and that one third of the weight is so treated as to become perfectly useless, we throw away ...
— The American Woman's Home • Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe

... wrinkles which he had not observed before—a condition of decrepitude unnoticed in the imperfect light of Parisian rooms. He thought, as he examined the corners of his eyes, and saw the rumpled lids, the temples, the skinny forehead: ...
— The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8) • Guy de Maupassant



Words linked to "The skinny" :   details, poop, dope, inside information



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