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yea big

Approximately this size. Said while using one's fingers, hands, or arms to visibly demonstrate size. ("Yea" is a variant of "yay" and is pronounced the same way.) "I'll have a small glass of wine, only yea big," he said, holding his thumb and index finger about an inch and a half apart. "Fish have to be about yea big for you to keep them," she said, putting her hand up to her sternum. A: "You were only yea big 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: big, yea

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

yea tall

Approximately this height. Said while using one's fingers, hands, or arms to visibly demonstrate size. ("Yea" is a variant of "yay" and is pronounced the same way.) "How big do you want the wall to be, Mrs. Martens?" asked the builder. "Oh, about yea tall," she said, holding her hand up to her sternum. A: "You were only yea tall 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 yea tall for you to keep them, she said, putting her hand up to her sternum.
See also: tall, yea
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yea big

(ˈje ˈbɪg)
mod. about so big. (Accompanied by a hand gesture.) Oh, it was about yea big.
See also: big, yea
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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