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deep throat

an anonymous source of secret information
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C20: from the code name of such a source in the Watergate scandal; a reference to the title of a pornographic film
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  • By this time Uncle Ith had evoked the second gruff note from the deep throat of the imprisoned monster below.

    Round the Block John Bell Bouton
  • Fleur's deep throat rumbled in ecstasy as the hands of the master rubbed her ears.

    The Whelps of the Wolf George Marsh
  • It was broken by a loud laugh from the pirate's deep throat.

    The Thirsty Sword Robert Leighton
  • The Professor barely caught the words, for they were gurgled in the deep throat.

    Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
Contemporary definitions for deep throat

an anonymous informant giving damaging information

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from informant in Watergate scandal's 21st Century Lexicon
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deep throat

noun phrase

An important source of secret information: The real ''deep throat'' of the rumors was someone believed to be peripherally connected with Sony or Columbia

[1974+; fr the name of a popular 1973 pornographic film, where the reference was to fellatio, applied to the prime source of secret information in the Watergate affair, where the reference was to copiousness of speech]

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