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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 off

1. To suck or draw off a liquid from or out of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "siphon" and "off." The thief was caught siphoning off gas from cars parked around the city. You'll want to siphon any excess oil off from the top of the solution.
2. By extension, to take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments. A noun or pronoun can be used between "siphon" and "off." 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.
See also: off, siphon

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.
See also: off, siphon

siphon off

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.
See also: off, siphon
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Under the bonnet was a siphoning tool and police also recovered a hand pump.
A lot of the offshore product is exported directly, avoiding pipelines that are the main target for siphoning aACA* also those interested in secondary and tertiary recovery of fields the risks will be limited as well, given that the mature fields that require this type of investments are in the southeast of the country where the cartels have a lower presence," Petersen said.
Despite the significant siphoning losses, which Petersen said does not substantially impact Pemex's finances, there is also a human and environmental issue.
The siphoning has also led to explosions and fuel spills.
Siphoning is simply the flow of a liquid--in this case gasoline--caused by pressure between the source of the liquid (the fuel tank) and a discharge point, such as a break in the fuel line.
Siphoning occurs most often in the return line or supply line.
These vessels were advised to lower their speed limit so as not to affect the siphoning operations.
Asked what would happen upon the completion of the siphoning operations, Kimmayong said they would have to wait for the owner to tell them what to do since their contract only covered siphoning operations.
And lorry drivers are being targeted on the road pit-stops by thieves intent on siphoning off diesel for resale.
The diving operations were suspended last Friday to give way to preparations for the fuel oil siphoning operations to be conducted by a team hired by 2Go Travel," which operated the ferry, he said.
He explained "our divers cannot operate while the oil siphoning is being conducted because it might put their lives in danger.
In addition to the $64 million being sought pursuant to the complaint, the Colombian government has asserted that the plot involved the siphoning off of other monies belonging to various public entities, including the Colombian social security, and private depositors," said Fanny Kertzman, Director General of the Colombian government's Tax and Customs Agency.
The diving operations have to give way to the siphoning of the fuel oil from the sunken vessel, which is being conducted by a team hired by 2GO Travel (which operated the St.
The diving operations will definitely resume as soon as the oil siphoning operation is completed.