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skinny, the

Slang definitions & phrases for skinny, the

skinny, the

noun phrase

The truth; the LOWDOWN, the SCOOP: Are you giving me the straight skinny?/ Here's the skinny: the show's an old-fashioned formula musical

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the straight skinny

[fr WWII armed forces; origin unknown; perhaps an alteration of the naked truth]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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