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sap

1. slang A foolish, naïve, or gullible person. You're a bigger sap than I thought if you believe that, Phil. I can't believe I fell for that scam. I'm such a sap!
2. slang Someone who is easily taken in, won over, or entertained by something. Usually followed by "for (something)." A: "I know the film wasn't perfect, but I loved it." B: "Yeah, but you're a sap for romantic comedies." I've always been a sap for mysteries and thrillers with lots of twists and turns.
3. obsolete slang A short club or truncheon, especially as used by police. The officer pelted the man across the brow with his sap, knocking the poor fellow to the ground.

verb. sap.

A shortening of the Latin phrase verbum sapienti sat est, literally, "a word to the wise (is sufficient)," meaning a wise or prudent person does not or should not require any further explanation. Typically used to emphasize the advice implied by one's statement. I fear Mr. Thompson's involvement with this scandal threatens our entire enterprise. We should reevaluate our relationship with him—verb. sap. Repeating the same weak, debunked arguments won't make them true, you know. Verb. sap.

verb. sat (sap.)

A shortening of the Latin phrase verbum sat sapienti est, literally, "a word to the wise is sufficient," meaning a wise or prudent person does not or should not require any further explanation. Typically used to emphasize the advice implied by one's statement. I fear Mr. Thompson's involvement with this scandal threatens our entire enterprise. We should reevaluate our relationship with him—verb. sat sap. Repeating the same weak, debunked arguments won't make them true, you know. Verb. sat.
See also: sat

verbum sap.

A shortening of the Latin phrase verbum sapienti sat est, literally, "a word to the wise (is sufficient)," meaning a wise or prudent person does not or should not require any further explanation. Typically used to emphasize the advice implied by one's statement. I fear Mr. Thompson's involvement with this scandal threatens our entire enterprise. We should reevaluate our relationship with him—verbum sap. Repeating the same weak, debunked arguments won't make them true, you know. Verbum sap.
See also: verbum

verbum sat (sap.)

A shortening of the Latin phrase verbum sat sapienti est, literally, "a word to the wise is sufficient," meaning a wise or prudent person does not or should not require any further explanation. Typically used to emphasize the advice implied by one's statement. I fear Mr. Thompson's involvement with this scandal threatens our entire enterprise. We should reevaluate our relationship with him—verbum sat sap. Repeating the same weak, debunked arguments won't make them true, you know. Verbum sat.
See also: sat, verbum
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sap

1. n. a stupid person. That poor sap thinks he can convince them.
2. n. a blackjack. (Underworld.) Bart had a sap in his pocket when they arrested him for possession.
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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