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Especially crude, vulgar, or bawdy humor. I'm no prude by any means, but I hate the locker-room humor my boyfriend partakes in when his buddies are around.
See also: humor
a shot in the locker
A remaining chance to attempt something. You can't give up on your grade now—you still have a shot in the locker with your extra credit assignment!
Especially crude, vulgar, or bawdy humor or chatter. I'm no prude by any means, but I hate the locker-room talk my boyfriend partakes in when his buddies are around.
See also: talk
Davy Jones's locker
the bottom of the sea, especially when it is a grave. They were going to sail around the world, but ended up in Davy Jones's locker. Most of the gold from that trading ship is in Davy Jones's locker.
send someone to the showersand send someone to the locker room
Fig. to order a player from the playing field, thus ending the player's participation for the day. The coach had sent four players to the showers before the end of the game. He was angry enough to send them all to the locker room.
Davy Jones's locker(humorous)
the bottom of the sea No one knows how many wrecked ships there are in Davy Jones's locker.
locker-room jokes or remarks are the type of rude, sexual jokes and remarks that men are thought to enjoy when they are with other men
Usage notes: A locker room is a place where people change their clothes before and after playing sport.(always before noun) There's the usual locker-room banter which I try to stay out of.
send somebody to the showers(American)
to stop someone, especially someone on a sports team, from playing or working because they are behaving badly or their work is not good enough A fight broke out and both players were sent to the showers.
Davy Jones's locker
Also, Davy's locker. The bottom of the sea, especially the grave of those who die at sea. For example, Caught out at sea during the hurricane, they thought they were heading for Davy Jones's locker . This term, first recorded in 1726, alludes to Davy Jones, a name given to the evil spirit of the sea. The ultimate origin of both Davy and Jones is disputed. A logical theory is that Jones referred to the biblical Jonah who was swallowed by a whale, and Davy was a corruption of a West Indian word for "devil."