Slang Dictionary

stink definition

  1. in.
    to be repellent; to be suspicious and poorly planned. (Of schemes and plots.) : This whole setup stinks.
  2. n.
    a commotion. (See also raise a stink (about (so/sth) ).) : The stink you made about money has done no good at all. You're fired.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases


In addition to the idiom beginning with stink, also see big stink; make a stink; smell (stink) up.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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