Definition of up the spoutBritish, informal
- The economy's up the spout.
- His marriage is going up the spout.
: in or into a higher position or level
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: from below the horizon
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of
: up into or in the
: in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: to rise from a lying or sitting position
: to move upward : ascend
used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated
: to eject (liquid) in a stream
: to speak or utter readily, volubly, and at length
: to speak or utter in a pompous or oratorical manner : declaim
: a pipe or conductor through which a liquid is discharged or conveyed in a stream: such as
: a pipe for carrying rainwater from a roof
: a projecting tube or lip from which a liquid (such as water) issues
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