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locker-room humor

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!
See also: locker, shot

locker-room talk

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

locker room talk

Crude, vulgar, or bawdy talk, often involving boasts about one's sexual conquests. 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: locker, room, talk

Davy Jones's locker

The deepest depths of the ocean, especially as a grave for those who have died at sea. Tragically, many men from that battle in the Pacific Ocean are now in Davy Jones's locker.
See also: Davy, locker

locker-room

Of a rude, often sexual nature, as might be discussed among men in a private setting such as a locker room. (Used before nouns.) Please, don't use that type of locker-room talk at the dinner table. Quit it with the locker-room humor, would you? You sound like a fifth grader.

go to Davy Jones's locker

To die at sea. Tragically, many men from that battle in the Pacific Ocean went to Davy Jones's locker.
See also: Davy, locker

not have a shot in (one's) locker

obsolete To have no opportunities, money, or resources. Criminals released from prison don't have a shot in their pocket, as they are faced with poverty and discrimination at every turn.
See also: have, locker, not, shot

one shot in (one's) locker

old-fashioned A single, final opportunity or chance to be successful. We only have this one shot in our locker—if this doesn't cure your husband's illness, then I'm afraid we'll have to prepare for the inevitable.
See also: locker, one, shot

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.
See also: Davy, locker

send someone to the showers

 and 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.
See also: send, shower

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."
See also: Davy, locker

one shot in your locker

If you have only one shot in your locker, you have only one thing left that you can do in order to succeed. He had just one shot left in his locker and if that failed, he would be ruined. Note: A locker is a small cupboard with a lock. In this case, it might be a cupboard containing ammunition.
See also: locker, one, shot

go to Davy Jones's locker

be drowned at sea.
Davy Jones is identified in Tobias Smollett's Peregrine Pickle ( 1751 ) as ‘the fiend that presides over all the evil spirits of the deep’, but the origin of the name is uncertain.
See also: Davy, locker

not a shot in your locker

no money or chances left. British
The locker referred to in this expression is a compartment in which ammunition is kept.
See also: locker, not, shot
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I saw my friend at her locker, and I went over and pinched her waist (we always run up and grab each other's sides).