yaffling spanners

n pl
British
cutlery such as knives, forks and spoons as used at the table. The humorous phrase is widespread in the armed forces and derives from the archaic dia-lect term yaffle, probably imitative in origin, meaning to consume or eat vora-ciously.
► Grab your yaffling irons and let's get scrumming!

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • yaffling irons (yaffling spanners) — n pl British cutlery such as knives, forks and spoons as used at the table. The humorous phrase is widespread in the armed forces and derives from the archaic dia lect term yaffle, probably imitative in origin, meaning to consume or eat vora… …   Contemporary slang

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