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goods, the

Slang definitions & phrases for goods, the

goods, the

noun phrase

  1. Something or someone of excellent quality; just what is wanted: She's the real goods (1904+)
  2. The evidence needed to arrest and convict a criminal: We've got the goods on him (1908+)
  3. Stolen property; contraband: They caught him with the goods in his pocket (1900s+)

Related Terms

deliver the goods, get the goods on someone

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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