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1. noun, slang The act or instance of securing some sudden or significant advantage or gain. Our company is on the brink of hitting the big time, I can feel it. We just need to get one big score, and it will set us up for good.
2. noun, slang The successful purchase or procurement of something illicit, especially drugs. He spent his days scrounging money from wherever he could in order to get his next score.
3. noun, slang A robbery. They had only just gotten away from the police with their lives, but already their leader began planning their next score.
4. noun, vulgar slang An instance of sexual activity or intercourse. Used especially in reference to casual encounters. If you're just looking for a quick score, then you need to look elsewhere, buddy. I ain't that kind of gal.
5. verb, vulgar slang To have casual sex (with someone). I heard you scored with Janet last night. Nice one! It had been nearly six months since I broke up with my boyfriend, so I was really in the mood to score when I went to the club with my friends.
6. verb, slang To manage to obtain something, especially that which is normally difficult to find or prohibitively expensive. My boss scored tickets to the Super Bowl, and she invited me to come with her.
7. verb, slang To purchase, steal, or procure (something), especially in an illegal or illicit capacity. We scored some coke—wanna come party with us? Tom scored a bottle of whiskey from his parents' liquor cabinet.
The complete, accurate details of a situation; what is really happening or expected to happen. Okay, everyone knows the score, right? We get in, get the money, and get out—no one inside gets hurt, do you understand?
See also: score
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
1. in. to succeed. I knew if I kept trying I could score.
2. tv. & in. to obtain something; to obtain drugs or sex. (Very close to sense 1) Fred is always trying to score with women.
3. n. the result of a scoring: drugs, loot, winnings, etc. The crooks dropped the score as they made their getaway.
4. in. [for a male] to copulate with a female; [for a female] to copulate with a male. (Usually objectionable.) Fred can’t think about anything but scoring with Martha.
5. n. the client of a male or female prostitute. She conked the score over the head and robbed him.
6. n. a summary; a conclusion; the sum total. (see also bottom line.) Okay, waiter, what’s the score?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- (some score) from the East German judge
- a score to settle
- box score
- even the score
- four score and seven years ago
- go off at score
- have a score to settle
- He shoots, he scores!
- in scoring position
- know the score
- make a score
- no score
- on that score
- on that/this score
- on this score
- pay off
- score (something) off (someone, something, or some place)
- score a point/points
- score against
- score against (someone or something)
- score an own goal
- score big
- score for
- score for (someone or something)
- score off (someone or something)
- score points
- score with
- score with (someone or something)
- scoring position, in
- settle a score
- settle a score (with someone)
- settle a score with
- settle a score/an account
- settle an account
- settle an old score (with someone)
- settle old scores (with someone)
- settle old scores, to
- settle the score
- settle the score (with someone)
- She shoots, she scores!
- the score
- three score and ten
- within scoring position