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rude slang A curmudgeonly old lady. Primarily heard in UK. Eh, the things she says don't really bother me—she's just a harmless old trout, so I just ignore her when I pass by her house.
vulgar slang A penis. I came in the room and he was standing there with his trouser snake hanging right out in the open.
vulgar slang A penis. I came in the room and he was standing there with his trouser trout hanging right out in the open.
you must lose a fly to catch a trout
proverb It is often necessary to make smaller sacrifices in order to make larger or more meaningful acquisitions or advancements. It turns out the tech company actually sells the hardware at a slight loss, making a much larger profit on the various software that customers buy for it. You must lose a fly to catch a trout, as the saying goes. I know that the cost of the accounting course is off-putting, but it will really accelerate your career. You must lose a fly to catch a trout!
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You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
Prov. You have to sacrifice something in order to get what you want. (Implies that what you sacrifice is minor compared to what you will get.) Amy was willing to live cheaply for several years in order to save enough money to buy her own house. She knew that you must lose a fly to catch a trout.
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old troutan unattractive or bad-tempered old woman. informal
1972 Victor Canning . The Rainbird Pattern She wasn't such a bad old trout. For all her money and position, life hadn't been all good to her.
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trouser snakeand trouser trout
n. the penis. The doctor was taken aback when young Willard used the term “trouser snake.” Stop scratching your trouser trout in public.
See trouser snake
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old troutChiefly British Offensive Slang
An elderly woman.
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