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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

scoop something out of something

 and 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.
See also: of, out, scoop

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.
See also: scoop, up

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?"

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

scoop up

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.
See also: scoop, up


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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The regional winners will each receive a Lovin' Scoopful Ice Cream Party Kit; certificates for a two-month supply of Lovin' Scoopful ice cream; a feature on the Lovin' Scoopful blog, Facebook and Twitter pages; a letter of commendation from Maria Shriver; the opportunity to compose a blog posting about their chosen nonprofit; and a $250 donation for their chosen nonprofit organization.
In addition to the national and regional winners, Lovin' Scoopful also recognized 19 individuals with honorable mentions: Vida Weisblum from New York, N.
Made with an all-natural base, non-rBST cow's milk and cream, all Lovin' Scoopful gourmet light ice cream flavors contain half the fat and a third fewer calories than other premium brands, providing a healthier alternative while maintaining a super-premium taste.
We are really excited to launch this award and recognize the young people in our country that are changing attitudes and fostering communities of respect and inclusion for all people," says Lovin' Scoopful co-founder, Tim Shriver.
Lovin' Scoopful was launched in 2008 in an effort to empower the human spirit and satisfy taste buds.
This involved taking scoopfuls of soil, shaking them vigorously and then dumping them back out, to be sure that any lingering traces of Earthly particles didn't make it into the science equipment.
That philosophy is well established in the Schwarzenegger/Shriver household as well--whether it's through the conference and its programs, or through projects like Lovin' Scoopfuls, the ice cream company she co-founded with her brother Tim Shriver to benefit Special Olympics, or supporting her daughter Katherine in selling her VIDA Bags to raise awareness and help stem maternal mortality.
I put in two extra scoopfuls to make sure the horse wouldn't fail.
The Viking landers in 1976 looked for evidence of Martian life but found none in the few scoopfuls of dirt they examined.
The Viking landers (the first spacecraft to function successfully on the surface) stewed, brewed, and incubated scoopfuls of Martian soil, looking for signs of metabolic activity.
HP Hood is introducing Lactaid Scoopfuls, a new line of 100% lactose-free ice cream that can be enjoyed by lactose-intolerant consumers.
A machine which looks like a pressure cooker has been sterilising the bottles, which are filled with seven parts boiled water, and seven tiny scoopfuls of milk formula - shaken, not stirred.