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get the scoop (on someone or something)
1. To obtain an exclusive news story about someone or something. Channel 9 News has gotten the scoop on FlemCorp's shady tax practices. Stay tuned to find out more! Look, if you want to be a journalist here, then you've got to always be out there trying to get the next scoop. The reporter rose to national prominence after getting the scoop on the senator and her ties to a criminal syndicate.
2. To obtain the most current details or information about someone or something. Hey, Tom, did you get the scoop on the new company policy? Everyone's talking about it, but no one seems to know exactly what it entails. After many months cloaked in mystery, investors are finally getting the scoop on the company's latest acquisition.
The newest information on someone or something, especially when it is only known by a small number of people. What's the inside scoop on the acquisition? How worried should I be about layoffs? If you're worried about Betsy but don't want to go to her directly, why don't you talk to Kristina? She's her best friend—I bet she has an inside scoop.
scoop (something) out of (something else)
To remove something out of something else using a scoop or scooping motion. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scoop" and "out." I scooped the ice cream out of the tub and served it in a cone. The pathologist scooped the organs out of the victim's body to try to determine a cause of death.
To remove something (out of something else) using a scoop or scooping motion. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scoop" and "out." I scooped the ice cream out of the tub and served it in a cone. The pathologist scooped out the victim's organs to try to determine a cause of death.
scoop the kitty
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 kitty 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 kitty this year, capturing an incredible 70% of the market.
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.
1. Literally, to gather or collect something with a scooping motion or by using a cup-like utensil. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scoop" and "up." Scoop the muck up and throw it into the barrel over there. He scooped up the tadpole in his hands and brought it over for us to see.
2. To earn, achieve, or win something handily or easily. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scoop" and "up." The writer managed to scoop up seven awards last night. It's looking more and more likely that the team will scoop the championship up again this year.
What's the scoop?
What is the newest information (on something)? Hey, what's the scoop? Have you been making good headway on the project? What's the scoop on the new acquisition? I'd like everything to be finalized before the end of this quarter.
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scoop something out of somethingand scoop something Out
to remove something from something by dipping or scooping. She scooped the water out of the bottom of the rowboat. Karen scooped out the water.
scoop something up
to gather and remove something by scooping, dipping, or bailing. Karen scooped the nuts up and put them in a bag. Jill scooped up all the money she had won and left the poker table.
What's the scoop?
Inf. What is the news?; What's new with you? Bob: Did you hear about Tom? Mary: No, what's the scoop? "Hi, you guys!" beamed John's little brother. "What's the scoop?"
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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.
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1. To lift or collect something with a scoop or scooping motion: I scooped up a handful of jelly beans. The tractor scooped the dirt up and poured it in the hole.
2. To win or achieve something, especially a prize, easily: The movie scooped up numerous awards. We scooped another win up on Saturday.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. n. a news story gathered by a reporter before any other reporter hears of it. I got a great scoop! I was right there when it happened.
2. tv. to beat someone—such as another reporter—in the race to get a news story first. They scooped the other paper on both stories.
3. n. a general roundup and arrest of criminals; a bust. (Underworld.) Bart got picked up in that big drug scoop last month.
4. n. liquor; a glass of beer. A little scoop helps pass the time when you’re waiting.
5. n. a folded matchbook cover used to snort cocaine or heroin. I need a scoop. It’s no good without one.
6. tv. & in. to snort cocaine or heroin, using a folded matchbook cover. He scooped two lines together.
What’s the scoop?
interrog. What is the news? “Hi, you guys!” beamed John’s little brother. “What’s the scoop?”
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