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.
See also: fly, trap
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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.
Most people will be familiar with the Venus fly-traps, which famously appeared in an advert for Peperami in the 1980s, and indeed this was Mike's first introduction to carnivorous plants as a 14-year-old in 1979.
"I bought my first Venus fly-trap at Waterloo station in 1979.
The news comes as work begins on a huge clean-up operation in Everton - with the Liverpool council-led plan including industrial-scale repellent spraying and massive fly-traps.
As the "traps" on the plant resemble the shape of a clam, they became known as Venus fly-traps.
The Venus fly-trap's means of snaring its prey is a little more dramatic.
The Venus fly-trap is a well-known carnivorous plant Pitcher style fly-catchers use colour to lure