stink up the joint

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stink up the joint

US, informal
:to perform or play very badly
  • This year the team is really stinking up the joint.

Word by Word Definitions

stink play
  1. : to emit a strong offensive odor

  2. : to be offensive

  3. : to possess something to an offensive degree

  1. : a strong offensive odor : stench

  2. : a public outcry against something : fuss

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

joint play
  1. : the point of contact between elements of an animal skeleton with the parts that surround and support it

  2. : node

  3. : a part or space included between two articulations, knots, or nodes

  1. : united, combined

  2. : common to two or more: such as

  3. : involving the united activity of two or more

  1. : to unite by a joint : fit together

  2. : to provide with a joint : articulate

  3. : to prepare (something, such as a board) for joining by planing the edge


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