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yay big

Approximately this size. Said while using one's fingers, hands, or arms to visibly demonstrate size. "I'll have a small glass of wine, only yay big," he said, holding his thumb and index finger about an inch and a half apart. A: "You were only yay big the last time I saw you!" B: "I was 11, Uncle Jerry. There's no way I was only up to your hip." Fish have to be about yay big for you to keep them, she said, putting her hand up to her sternum.
See also: big, yay

yay tall

Approximately this height. Said while using one's fingers, hands, or arms to visibly demonstrate size. "I'll have a small glass of wine, only yay tall," he said, holding his thumb and index finger about an inch and a half apart. "Fish have to be about yay tall for you to keep them," she said, putting her hand up to her sternum. A: "You were only yay tall the last time I saw you!" B: "I was 11, Uncle Jerry. There's no way I was only up to your hip."
See also: tall, yay

yea or nay

Yes or no. "Yea" is pronounced (and commonly misspelled as) "yay." What do you think of this outfit for tonight? Yea or nay? All right kids, Chinese take-out—yea or nay? Speak now or forever hold your peace.
See also: nay, yea
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