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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

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

COMMON If someone is gagging for something, they want it very much. I arrived there late, hungry and gagging for a drink.
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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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The actress gagged ex Billy Bob Thornton when their marriage ended in 2003.
8million and a house in 1997 divorce that gagged her talking about her marriage and sister-in-law Princess Di.
Redondo Beach police were searching Thursday for a Glendale man they say bound and gagged a gun dealer, shot him in the head and then escaped with more than 30 of the victim's firearms.
Eades, an obstetrician-gynecologist, said an HMO with which he has a contract gagged him from talking about the possible medical consequences of one of its policies.
Nearly two years after she was brutally raped, a 29-year-old woman testified Tuesday at Glenn Bernard Hilke's preliminary hearing that he had bound, gagged and sodomized her.
The paper claimed yesterday he had been gagged by Labour, but that was strenuously denied by party insiders and Mr McConnell.
Some of those workers who believe they've been gagged say they want to help their colleagues who are in the same situation.
created by editorial cartoonist Bruce Tinsley beat the pants off Bliss, Bound & Gagged, Second Chances and Tommy, the other choices to replace Dilbert.
Every day this week (well, through Friday, anyway) on Take 5, we will present a new strip of five new comics - Bliss, Bound & Gagged, Mallard Fillmore, Second Chance and Tommy - for your enjoyment.
Sheriff's deputies searched Thursday for two men and a woman who tied up and gagged a 66-year-old grandmother at gunpoint before ransacking her son's apartment.