up the spout

adj
British
pregnant. These expressions are in mainly working-class use. They are all vulgar, simultaneously evoking the male and female sex organs and the idea of a baby being lodged or jammed. They can describe either the act of conception, as in 'he's put her up the stick', or the con-dition of being pregnant, as in 'she's up the stick again'.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • up the spout — (Brit. informal) 1 my computer s up the spout.: See broken sense 3. 2 his daughter s up the spout.: See pregnant sense 1. → spout * * * Brit., informal 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • up the spout — British & Australian, informal wasted or spoiled. Pete lost his job so that meant our holiday plans went up the spout. And they refused to give me a refund so that was two hundred pounds up the spout …   New idioms dictionary

  • up the spout — (UK) If something has gone up the spout, it has gone wrong or been ruined …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • up the spout — ► up the spout Brit. informal 1) useless or ruined. 2) (of a woman) pregnant. Main Entry: ↑spout …   English terms dictionary

  • up the spout — (UK)    If something has gone up the spout, it has gone wrong or been ruined.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • up the spout — British informal 1) used for talking about something that is wrong, spoiled, or has no chance of succeeding Now all our plans are up the spout. 2) old fashioned pregnant …   English dictionary

  • Up the spout —   (UK)   If something has gone up the spout, it has gone wrong or been ruined …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Up the spout — 1. ruined; lost; 2. pawned; 3. pregnant …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • up the spout — Australian Slang 1. ruined; lost; 2. pawned; 3. pregnant …   English dialects glossary

  • up the spout — in a terrible state; past all help; pawned …   English contemporary dictionary

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