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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

be gagging for it

BRITISH, INFORMAL, VERY RUDE
If someone is gagging for it, they want very much to have sex. You could see he was gagging for it.
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be gagging for something

BRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If someone is gagging for something, they want it very much. I arrived there late, hungry and gagging for a drink.
See also: gag, something

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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Reefs which consist of single, large structures such as sunken ships do hold gags but don't lend themselves as well to trolling.
Because RBCCh, which is a crude reflection of GBM anionic charge (15, 20), was correlated with urinary GAG excretion in our study, we propose an association between increased urinary GAG excretion and the loss of GBM anionic content in essential hypertensive patients.
This is because the big screen found outside the Cannes' Palais that continuously shows JFL's gags, is considered one of the causes for people being late for meetings, since they are stopped in their tracks--no matter how fast they're walking--by the funny gags on display.
American Dad'' trucks in the same politically incorrect gags, pop-culture parodies and bumper-car-random plotting that defines ``Family Guy'' and, of course, the antecedent of both: ``The Simpsons.
In the presence of either active GAGs or proteoglycans, the cells change shape and pack together tightly as in a normal liver.
Gags are also taken along natural mangrove shorelines, but they favor shorelines with at least a few feet of water, very strong tidal flow and a heavy overgrowth of mangroves or, even better, undercut ledges.
On the Atlantic coast, gags in federal waters from three nautical miles offshore to 200 miles are closed to both recreational and commercial fishing January through April; when open, only one gag or black grouper (not both) can be kept per day.
The chain is planning to produce a cracker big enough for eight people and needs 40 gags to go inside, but wants to avoid recycled old jokes It says it wants to hear from anyone who thinks they have some originals.
Typical gag: You won't get many thigh-slapping one-liners gags in this performance, but watch out for visual jokes - and lots of absolutely fabulous frocks and fouettes.
Experiments indicate that it takes only a few defective Gags within a multimer to disrupt the multimer's function.
The past few months alone have given us ``RV,'' in which onetime verbal speed-genius Robin Williams got covered in excrement for his biggest laugh, and ``Nacho Libre,'' a movie that had even people who think masked wrestling is funny scratching their heads at all the gratuitous toilet gags.
With a gruff voice and energy to pull off the corniest gags, Mitchell provided the film's inspiration with his ``All That'' schtick: ``Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger.
As an employee advocate, my advice is don't sign any waivers or gags without consulting a lawyer.
3) Bandleader Spike Jones, left, and Joe Siracusa tried to outdo each other with funny new gags for the zany orchestra.
Some regulators say the gags erode their oversight by making it hard for them to track vehicles that have been branded as lemons.