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hang a ralph

Sl. to turn right. He skied down the easy slope and hung a ralph near a fir tree. Don't hang a ralph until you get past the traffic light.
See also: hang, ralph

ralph something up

Sl. to vomit something. (Teens and collegiate.) The doctor gave him some stuff that made him ralph it up. He ralphed up his dinner.
See also: ralph, up

cry ruth

and call ruth and call ralph and cry ralph
tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (see also ruth. Also with capital r.) I think I have to cry ruth! Stop the car! Don’t you dare call ralph in my car!
See also: cry, ruth

call ralph

verb
See also: call, ralph

cry ralph

verb
See also: cry, ralph

hang a ralph

(ˈhæŋ ə ˈrælf)
tv. to turn right. He skied down the easy slope and hung a ralph near a fir tree.
See also: hang, ralph

ralph

and rolf (rælf and rɔlf)
in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (see also cry ruth.) She went home and ralphed for an hour.

ralph something up

tv. to vomit (something). (Teens and collegiate.) The doctor gave him some stuff that made him ralph it up.
See also: ralph, something, up
References in classic literature ?
A POOR widow, ma'am,' said Ralph, with a powerful emphasis on that little adjective which conveys so much.
No they wouldn't, ma'am,' interrupted Ralph, hastily.
You may understand it then, ma'am,' said Ralph, 'and make your arrangements accordingly.
Then you had better get them out at the end of it,' said Ralph.
Very well, ma'am,' said Ralph, turning to the door, for these encomiums on poverty irritated him; 'I have done my duty, and perhaps more than I ought: of course nobody will thank me for saying what I have.
She sighed involuntarily, and the sigh annoyed Ralph, and he exclaimed with irritation:
Neither brother nor sister spoke with much conviction, and after reflecting for a moment what these proposed reforms in a strictly economical household meant, Ralph announced very decidedly:
In the course of his professional life, which now extended over six or seven years, Ralph had saved, perhaps, three or four hundred pounds.
My dear Joan," Ralph exclaimed, stretching himself out with a gesture of impatience, "don't you see that we've all got to be sacrificed?
Ralph observed, with an amusement that had a tinge of irony in it, that she was now going to sidle away quickly from this dangerous approach to intimacy on to topics of general and family interest.
I told Ralph," Geraldine said, looking up, "that you wanted to speak to him, but he and Olive have gone off somewhere.
Ralph, with a sheet of paper stretched out before him and a pencil in his hand, was apparently sketching something.
You see," Ralph Conyers explained, drawing back for a moment to look at the result of his labours, "this scheme, properly worked out, can keep a channel route such as the Folkestone to Boulogne one, for instance, perfectly safe.
One moment, Ralph," Thomson interrupted from the background.
Granet's face was expressionless, the girls were bewildered, Ralph was frowning.