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siphon the python

vulgar slang Of a male, to urinate. (Here, "python" is a euphemism for the penis.) Primarily heard in Australia. Excuse me a minute. After all those beers, I need to go siphon the python.
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siphon (something) off

1. Literally, to suck or draw off a liquid from or out of something. The thief was caught siphoning off gas from cars parked around the city. You'll want to siphon off any excess oil in off the top of the solution.
2. By extension, to take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments. The CEO has been accused of siphoning money off from his employees' pensions funds to pay for his personal trips around the world. The sales assistant siphoned off money from the till for years before she was finally caught.
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siphon something off

 (from something)
1. Lit. to suck or draw a liquid off from something. Harry siphoned the cream off the milk. He siphoned off the cream.
2. Fig. to embezzle or steal something a little at a time. The teller had been siphoning money off for years. she siphoned off a few dollars from the collection every week or so.
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siphon off

v.
1. To draw off or convey something through or as if through a siphon: I used a tube to siphon off the excess water in the fish tank. The lawn mower ran out of gas, so we siphoned some off from the car's gas tank.
2. To appropriate some money illegally or dishonestly: The managers were siphoning off money from the foundation and putting it into secret accounts. The dictator siphoned millions of dollars off and hid the money in private bank accounts.
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The targeting of the lorries in Caernarfon comes after thieves siphoned more than 7,000 of litres of fuel from a coach company's fuel tanks within a period of two hours in June.
GM engineers discussed several "solutions" to prevent siphoning after it was discovered that a car siphoned fuel from its tank in a 50-mph crash test into a pole.
of water siphoned off contain the suspended AFS Clay particles.
Easily transported to a safe disposal site, they can be emptied via the Aqua-Box in 45 seconds, or siphoned in 90 seconds.
2 million) has been siphoned off from government schemes.
It was shortly after he had siphoned some of the fluid that Mr Forbes suddenly fell ill.
Under new scrutiny, the health department conceded that some of the $6 million in money coming in from health inspection fees was siphoned off to the general DHS budget when it could have been applied to hiring more inspectors.