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slop bowl

dated A bowl or other receptacle into which the dregs and leftovers of tea or coffee are collected from drinkers' cups (i.e., so that they may be refilled with a fresh drink). Tabitha, will you please come take the slop bowl away and empty it? It's becoming conspicuously full.
See also: bowl, slop

slop around

1. [for someone] to splash around in a body of liquid, such as a bath. Timmy was in his bath, slopping around and singing. Bob is out in the pool, slopping around.
2. [for a liquid] to splash or rush around in a container. The water was slopping around in the bottom of the boat even though the lake we were traveling on was calm. There is some coffee left. I hear it slopping around in the bottom of the pot.
See also: around, slop

slop out (of something)

[for a liquid] to spill or splash out of a container. some of the orange juice slopped out of the container, making a mess on the table. some milk slopped out. Please clean it up.
See also: out, slop

slop over

[for a liquid] to splash out of or overflow a container. The milk slopped over and messed up the carpet. Her cup slopped over and spilled its contents on the kitchen table.
See also: over, slop

slop something around

to spill portions of a liquid here and there. Don't slop the milk around as you pour it. Please don't slop around the paint while you work.
See also: around, slop

slop something on(to) someone or something

to spill or splash a liquid onto someone or something. Don't slop the pancake batter onto yourself. Who slopped paint on the floor?
See also: on, slop

slop something over something

to spill or splash some liquid onto something. He slopped the starting fluid over the charcoal and lit it. The artist slopped some grape juice over the canvas and proceeded to spread it around in an artistic fashion.
See also: over, slop

Earp slop, bring the mop

tv. Someone has vomited. (Juvenile.) See what’s in the hall? Earp slop, bring the mop.
See also: bring, Earp, mop


mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’ve never seen a senior citizen so inelegantly slopped as was Walter.
See also: slop


n. bad beer; inferior liquor. Why do we have to drink slops like this? Can’t Tom afford to give his guests something decent?
See also: slop


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The killer said having to use a slopping out bucket amounted to 'degrading' treatment, banned by the Human Rights Convention
Where are the documented visits to the doctor because they were so upset about slopping out?
Last night, Scottish Tory justice spokesman John Lamont blamed Labour, the SNP and Lib Dems for incorporating the European Convention of Human Rights into Scots law, and Labour for failing to end slopping out in 1997.
Yesterday, a Scottish Prison Service spokesman revealed around pounds 11 million in compensation and legal fees had now been racked up for the flood of slopping out claims since a test case in 2004.
Robert Napier, now 23, claimed he suffered eczema, caused by overcrowding, slopping out and spending 20 hours a day locked in a cell while on remand in Barlinnie in 2001.
Inmates wouldn't be cashing in at all on the human rights breach, he adds, if the Scottish Executive had listened to him five years ago - when he warned of court actions if slopping out continued.
The Chief Inspector Sir David Ramsbotham said this flew in the face of assurances by the Prison Service that slopping out had finished and called for all the cells on B wing, which held long-term prisoners, to be fitted with toilets.
But a third rapist, Thomas Wilson, 26, who was sent to the Aberdeenshire jail after slopping out procedures were changed in 2007, got nothing.
Tory justice spokesman Bill Aitken blasted: "The failure of the Labour and Liberal administration in Holyrood to deal with slopping out seven years ago has cost Scotland dear.
That scheme expires in three weeks while prisoners can keep on claiming their slopping out money at their leisure.
IT is grotesque that prisoners are still slopping out in a country that lays claim to civilised values.
We should be out there slopping it around," Johnny Miller said.
The Scottish Prison Service have paid out pounds 11million in compensation to thousands of prisoners over slopping out.
Up to 500 prisoners are already claiming compensation for slopping out and other issues covered by human rights legislation introduced in August 1999.