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through the grapevine

Through or via an informal means of communication or information, especially gossip. There is always some absurd rumor or piece of misinformation through the grapevine at work, but I try to just tune most of that out. I heard through the grapevine that John is planning to propose to Samantha next week!
See also: grapevine

on the grapevine

Through or via an informal means of communication or information, especially gossip. There is always some absurd rumor or piece of misinformation on the grapevine at work, but I try to just tune most of that out. I heard on the grapevine that John is planning to propose to Samantha next week!
See also: grapevine, on

belt the grape

Sl. to drink wine or liquor heavily and become intoxicated. He has a tendency to belt the grape—every afternoon after work. She's been belting the grape more than her husband wants.
See also: belt, grape

sour grapes

Fig. something that one cannot have and so disparages as if it were never desirable. of course you want to buy this expensive jacket. Criticizing it is just sour grapes, but you still really want it.
See also: grape, sour

sour grapes

if you say that something someone says is sour grapes, you mean that they said it because they are jealous I don't think it's such a great job - and that's not just sour grapes because I didn't get it.
See also: grape, sour

sour grapes

Disparaging what one cannot obtain, as in The losers' scorn for the award is pure sour grapes. This expression alludes to the Greek writer Aesop's famous fable about a fox that cannot reach some grapes on a high vine and announces that they are sour. In English the fable was first recorded in William Caxton's 1484 translation, "The fox said these raisins be sour."
See also: grape, sour

African golf ball

and African grape
n. a watermelon. (Alludes to an early stereotype of Americans of African descent being very fond of watermelon. Forced, contrived, and demeaning.) When he said we were having African grapes for dessert, I though he meant sherbet. Look at the size of that African golf ball!
See also: African, ball, golf

African grape

verb
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belt the grape

tv. to drink wine or liquor heavily and become intoxicated. He has a tendency to belt the grape—twenty-four hours a day.
See also: belt, grape

grape shot

mod. alcohol intoxicated; drunk on wine. After the reception, Hank found himself a little grape shot.
See also: grape, shot

grape smugglers

n. tight swimming briefs. (As if the wearer had stuffed some grapes into the crotch in order to smuggle them somewhere.) He owned a pair of grape smugglers, but never wore them in public.
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grape(s)

n. champagne; wine. (see also berries.) No more of the grapes for me. It tickles my nose.
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grape

verb
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grapes of wrath

n. wine. Fred had taken a little too much of the grapes of wrath.
See also: grape, of, wrath

in the grip of the grape

mod. drunk on wine; drunk. Wayne was in the grip of the grape and couldn’t talk straight.
See also: grape, grip, of
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