fly trap

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fly trap

slang The mouth. You can always count on something stupid to come out of Eddie's fly trap.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fly trap

n. the mouth. Close your fly trap. You talk too much.
See also: fly, trap
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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If I'd knowed you was Bill Roberts there wouldn't been a peep from my fly-trap. D'ye get me?
There were views, like and unlike, of a multitude of places; and there was one little picture-room devoted to a few of the regular sticky old Saints, with sinews like whipcord, hair like Neptune's, wrinkles like tattooing, and such coats of varnish that every holy personage served for a fly-trap, and became what is now called in the vulgar tongue a Catch-em-alive O.
"I bought my first Venus fly-trap at Waterloo station in 1979.
Mike is the proud owner of 6,000 fly-trap type plants which he has been caring for and growing for 40 years.
A Venus fly-trap B Cactus C Pampas plant D Spider plant 3.
Yoel Forterre and researchers from Harvard University who discovered several years ago that the curvature of the Venus fly-trap's leaf changes while closing due to a snap-buckling instability in the leaf structure related to the shell-like geometry of the leaves.
Geologists disagreed whether the quarry would cause sinkholes in surrounding areas, and state and local environmental representatives questioned the effect the mine would have on nearby wetlands animals and plants including the Venus fly-trap. The new proposal called for thicker buffers around the quarry; restrictions on blasting hours and procedures; agreement to repair any damage done to local wells and ponds; and a study to predict the mine's impact on groundwater.
The famous 'Venus fly-trap' (Dionea muscipula) doesn't grow in Manitoba (only in a small area of North Caroline/Tennessee naturally) although you can often find it in garden stores and it is fairly easy to grow.
The Porto midfielder, whose wonder goal saw off Holland in the semi-final, says his team-mates are buzzing and won't fall into a Greek fly-trap for the second time in the tournament.
The spiders had set up home in the maze of air ducts in the building and were using the Palace's floodlights as a massive fly-trap.
You select from more than a dozen roses, a score of assorted flowers -- or a selection of oddities ranging from a Venus fly-trap through earthworms to mating snails.
A revolutionary fly-trap for home use currently being developed in the Midlands is set to create a buzz when it hits the market in a couple of years time.
Look at the strangeness of the plant, like some kind of Venus fly-trap.
We have no trouble denouncing Clinton's sexual escapades; he's the original Venus fly-trap, and most of us despise him a little for it.