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grass up

(transitive, adverb) (slang) to inform on (someone), esp to the police
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  • All these high lands are generally meadows and forests of tall trees, with grass up to the knee.

    The History of Louisiana Le Page Du Pratz
  • I meet nothing but nettles tearing my ankles and grass up to my knees.

    The Hero of the People Alexandre Dumas
  • Denham looked after them, and made as if he were tearing handfuls of grass up by the roots from the carpet.

    Night and Day Virginia Woolf
  • An answer was made to my cry, and soon Dango came working his way through the grass up to me.

  • And the little man limped across the grass up the steps and into the house.

    A Certain Rich Man William Allen White
  • But the rains had stopped, the hot sun had come out from behind the clouds and dried the grass up, so that it was now like hay.

    Nero, the Circus Lion Richard Barnum
  • Kirk gathered the grass up into soft scratchy heaps as Ken mowed it, keeping at a respectful distance behind the swinging sickle.

    The Happy Venture Edith Ballinger Price
  • We had been there several weeks, our horses had been wading in grass up to their knees.

    From Bull Run to Appomattox Luther W. Hopkins
  • I can still see the grass up to her fat little waist, her comical blue apron, her dimpled round face and the sunlight on her hair.

    Dwellers in Arcady Albert Bigelow Paine
  • He must have walked very quietly on the grass up to the tree where the traveler was sleeping, and stolen the money.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh

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