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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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I paid a total of PS11 for these scoops from a flea market in Abergavenny.
For the perfect drinking experience, drizzle the hot chocolate from the teapot into the glass and scoop out with a long spoon ( be careful not to spill a drop
Making the summer even sweeter, Ben & Jerry's is leaving the almighty scoop in Bostonian's hands and asking them to direct the Scoop Truck to its next destination through Twitter @BenJerrysTruck and Facebook.
The company will donate $100,000 to the organization following the 31 Cent Scoop Night event.
Top sweet cinnamon nachos (make by cutting flour tortillas in triangles, sprinkling with cinnamon-sugar and baking until crisp and golden) with mini scoops of ice cream and desired sauces.
com to offer free virtual scoops online with the popular web site.
Not only is Free Cone Day a chance to get a free scoop of ice cream, it is also considered to be quite a bash.
True to its claim, the Tostitos Scoops tortilla chips proved to be the favorite dipping chip among the competitors.
Since its inception, Brigham's has scooped over 2 billion dishes of ice cream, including 500 million scoops of its most popular flavor, Vanilla.
8 scoops strawberry shortcake OR some type of raspberry-flavored ice cream
scoops (measuring three inches across), one million servings equals 250,000 pounds or 125 tons.
Handy tip for aspiring journalists: All really big scoops fall in your lap courtesy family friends; actual research not required.
The Baked Alaska was created from 3,600 four-ounce scoops of Ben & Jerry's Fossil Fuel ice cream, 90 pounds of cake and 150 pounds of marshmallow creme.
Dessert description: The off-menu favorite big enough for a crowd, Galactus is a mega-sundae constructed with a dozen scoops of Van Nuys-based Dandy Don's premium ice cream, topped with hot fudge, marshmallow, caramel and raspberry sauces, cherries, nuts and whipped cream.