"pay-away" Definition

  1. “go on with your story, or discourse.” From the nautical phrase PAY-AWAY, meaning to allow a rope to run out of a vessel. When the hearer considers the story quite long enough, he, carrying out the same metaphor, exclaims “hold on.”

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Position in the dictionary: 2535 of 4022 slang words.
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Previous words in the dictionary: pay, paw, paul pry, pattern, patterer, patteran, patter-crib, patter, patent coats, patch.

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