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scoop the pool

To win all, most, or the most coveted of the available awards or rewards in some competition. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The film scooped the pool at the awards ceremony last night, winning the three top prizes for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Among online retailers, the new company clearly scooped the pool this year, capturing an incredible 70% of the market.
See also: pool, scoop

pool up

1. Of liquid, to accumulate into a pool. It turns out that rain water had been pooling up under the foundations, causing a massive amount of damage to the property.
2. To gather up, accumulate, or group together something, especially money or other resources, from various places or sources. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pool" and "up." We've all been pooling our money up to buy these lottery tickets, so we all deserve equal shares of the winnings! The four companies came together pooled up their top legal teams to sue the government over the new law.
See also: pool, up

dirty pool

Deceptive or unfair behavior. Can you believe they didn't give me all the facts on the property I'm buying? That's just dirty pool.
See also: dirty, pool

play pocket pool

vulgar slang To fondle a male's genitalia through a pants pocket. (Based on the comparison of a pool cue and balls to a penis and testicles, respectively.) Some guy at the bank was playing pocket pool while waiting in line. It was quite obscene! Halfway through the movie, she reached over and started playing pocket pool with me.
See also: play, pocket, pool

pocket pool

vulgar slang The fondling of a male's genitalia through a pocket in his pants. (Based on the comparison of a pool cue and balls to a penis and testicles, respectively.) Some guy at the bank was playing pocket pool while waiting in line. It was quite obscene! I told him to quit the pocket pool during class, and I could see his face turn beet red.
See also: pocket, pool

pool-hopping

The act of using private or public swimming pools without the knowledge of the owners or when the pool is closed to the public, especially during the night. There wasn't anything to do in our small Mississippi town after dark other than go pool-hopping with our friends.

scoop the pool (or the kitty)

be completely successful; gain everything.
In gambling games, the pool or kitty is the total amount of money that is staked.
See also: pool, scoop

pool up

v.
1. To accumulate in pools of liquid: Because the seal around the bathtub leaks, water pools up on the floor every time I shower.
2. To group some resources for the common advantage of the participants or contributors: We pooled our money up so that we could buy a new TV. If the kids pool up their allowances, they could buy a baseball bat.
See also: pool, up

dirty pool

n. activities conducted using unfair or sneaky tactics. When they start playing dirty pool, it’s time to get mean.
See also: dirty, pool

pocket pool

n. the act of a male playing with his genitals with his hand in his pants pocket. (Usually objectionable.) Stop playing pocket pool and get to work.
See also: pocket, pool

pool-hopping

n. sneaking into private or public swimming pools at night or during the off-hours. The kids went pool-hopping, and one of them nearly drowned.
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