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spit it out

spit it out

Date: May 15 2008

Themes: Pop Culture

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I work really well under pressure…so the pace forced me to kind of spit stuff out.”

- R.E.M. vocalist Michael Stipe on recording quickly. (Spin)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

speak without thinking very hard; give up information; get to the point

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

The last thing the police want someone they’ve arrested to do is think too hard. They want someone who is suspected of a crime to get scared and confess all they’ve done. So they say things like, “Spit it out! We know you did it! Just confess and it will be much better for you.

To spit something out means to say it without thinking about it all that much. Think about what it’s like to have something stuck in your throat. You just want to get it out as quickly as possible, so you spit it out as fast as you can.

Well, the same applies to words. Michael Stipe is famous for lyrics of great songs like “Losing My Religion,” but since songwriting isn’t easy, it’s still a challenge for him. He says he does his best work under pressure, when he has to be done quickly. He doesn’t think too hard about the lyrics. He just spits them out.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“What are you trying to say? Quit blabbering and spit it out!”

“When you get to the interview, don’t just spit stuff out. Think carefully about everything you say since any of it could go in the newspaper.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Eydo say something unhesitatingly.
by Eydo
say what is in your mind with out delay.
by rezabasiri1369
Pavlionka to work efficiently without any serious effort
by Pavlionka
dofkele15 to say something more quickly
by dofkele15
Squeeze something out. Force you to come up with a new idea.
by Robert_Grace
eaglewings to do something real quick, make something one by one with almost no stop
by eaglewings
put forward his vocals hurriedly
by kaushalyats
chii err.. can it be the excitement that forces someone show their talent or their secret out.
by chii
azureop 'spit out' means to give sth off especially in mind or just to send out. So, 'spit stuff out' means burst myself out or express myself to the other completely.:)
by azureop
foodever Trying to get someone to tell you their secret; can also be used if person is stuttering
by foodever

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s@p

s@p

France

Very good expression. Azureop, I think you’re right most of all in the meaning. Does somebody know Slipknot’s song – “Spit it out”??
“SPIT – IT OUT
All you wanna do is drag me down
All I wanna do is stamp you out…” :))

12:26 PM May 19 2008 |

fionanawz

fionanawz

Taiwan

I like it =)
but what is the difference between this one and voice out?

12:30 PM May 16 2008 |

VOLTS

VOLTSSuper Member!

Brazil

slang are always very funny!! I like it

10:31 PM May 15 2008 |

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