- 1 (in fishing) arpón (m), garfio (m) to blow the gaff (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] descubrir* el pastel [familiar/colloquial], levantar la liebre or (RPl) la perdiz [familiar/colloquial] to stand the gaff (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] aguantar (mecha) [familiar/colloquial]Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Before commercialization, when lobsters were fished as a subsistence item, or for sale or barter in small local markets, they were typically fished by hand or with gaffs and spears.
- The five-part sculpture tells a story from the folk history of Kiltimagh and illustrates the drama of the catching of salmon by the illegal gaff and spear on winter nights in the early 1900s.
- This fish we fight for about 15 minutes, but we are using a small diameter wind-on and cannot get the fish within range of the gaff even though we have most of the leader on the reel.
- 2 (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], (home) casa (f), queli (f) (Esp) [colloquial/familiar]Más ejemplos en oraciones
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- The rules were, to begin with, difficult to master, since, as a journalist, one's entire instinct was to blow the gaff.
- Well… we could hardly blow the gaff on a fairytale, could we?
- To sugar the pill they sent me to review a very good book, which appeared recently, The Spanish Cockpit, which blows the gaff pretty well on what has been happening.
- It is a luxurious gaff with seven reception rooms and Prince Michael is getting away with one of the best housing benefit scams in the land.
- One's a millionaire, one has done really well and lives in Ireland, one of them has a big gaff in the New Town.
- I may have liked God when I was three, as I testified on the study wall, but He certainly wouldn't be very fond of me when He found out what I'd done to His gaff in Acton.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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