[1936+; a stick to put in the gob, ”mouth”]
[gob-stop-er] /ˈgɒbˌstɒp ər/ noun, British Slang. 1. a large piece of hard candy. /ˈɡɒbˌstɒpə/ noun 1. (Brit) a large hard sweet consisting of different coloured concentric layers that are revealed as it is sucked
[gob-stop-er] /ˈgɒbˌstɒp ər/ noun, British Slang. 1. a large piece of hard candy.
[bur-tn] /ˈbɜr tn/ Verb phrases 1. go for a burton, British Slang. /ˈbɜːtən/ noun 1. (nautical) a kind of light hoisting tackle 2. (Brit, slang) go for a burton /ˈbɜːtən/ noun 1. Sir Richard Francis. 1821–90, English explorer, Orientalist, and writer who discovered Lake Tanganyika with John Speke (1858); produced the first unabridged translation of […]
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verb phrase To become penniless; become insolvent; go belly up, take a bath: His newest escapade into the fashionable world of trade and manufacturing had again gone bust (1895+) Related Terms go broke