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gag order

A court order prohibiting public reporting of or commentary on a current judicial case by the media or members of the press. Unfortunately, due to a gag order, we can't provide any more details about the murder trial until it is finished.
See also: gag, order

be gagging for (something)

To have a strong desire for something, especially a beverage of some kind. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Good lord, I am gagging for a cup of tea.
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be gagging for it

vulgar To have an intense desire for sexual intercourse. Primarily heard in UK. Many people are under the impression that men are gagging for it 24 hours a day.
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gag on something

to choke on something; to retch on something. The dog is gagging on whatever you gave her. This fish is good, but I hope I don't gag on a bone.
See also: gag, on

gag

(gæg)
n. a joke; a trick. What a great gag! Everybody will love it.

throat gag

n. liquor; strong liquor. Pour me another glass of that throat gag, barkeep.
See also: gag, throat

gag me with a spoon

A exclamation indicating disgust. “Val-speak” was an idiom created in the 1970s by so-called Valley Girls, reputedly materialistic and self-centered young women who lived in California's San Fernando Valley (outside Los Angeles). Their vocabulary and speech patterns swept the country, propelled by popular music, television shows, and such movies as “Clueless” (based on Jane Austen's novel Emma). Like other fads, linguistic or otherwise, Val-speak disappeared almost as quickly as it had burst on the scene. Where once the staple “gag me with a spoon” (meaning that something was awful enough to induce nausea), was widely heard, it's gone the way of “well, dog my cat” and other archaisms. That's not to say that all Val-speak has disappeared. “As if ” (“that's not going to happen”), “duh!” (“that's obvious”), and the ubiquitous “like” are heard wherever the English language is used . . . and misused.
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Last night an Ombudsman spokesman said they would go to court to get the gagging order overturned so that investigators could interview Buchanan about his claims.
In a statement yesterday, the Sunday People warned the Government we will not take their gagging orders lying down.
As a result of the first gagging order, we have been banned from running a further article relating to these investigations that we had prepared for publication.
But there's another kind of gagging order which worries me a great deal, one that bans a victim of injustice from seeking help from anyone, even his or her MP.
SO a married actor has won a gagging order to stop the media reporting his relationship with a call girl whose clients allegedly included Wayne Rooney.
After her 10-year gagging order ended in 1990, Bowie's ex Angie claimed she once found him in bed with Mick Jagger.
The Queen, who underwrote cost, insisted Di signed a gagging order.