spoken for


spoken for
   retained as an exclusive mistress
   Literally, engaged to be married:
    You can spot these spoken for girls in the public trucks, sitting and smiling a lovely white smile. (Theroux, 1992 — of the French colonial South Pacific where white soldiers provided their gummy mistresses with dentures, which they repossess to retain title when they go back to their wives and families on leave)

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  • spoken for — {adj.} Occupied; reserved; taken; already engaged or married. * / Sorry, my boy, Mr. Jones said condescendingly, but my daughter is already spoken for. She will marry Fred Wilcox next month. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spoken for — {adj.} Occupied; reserved; taken; already engaged or married. * / Sorry, my boy, Mr. Jones said condescendingly, but my daughter is already spoken for. She will marry Fred Wilcox next month. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spoken for — 1 the money is spoken for: RESERVED, set aside, claimed, owned, booked. 2 Claudine is spoken for: ATTACHED, going out with someone, in a relationship; informal going steady; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spoken For — Infobox Album Name = Spoken For Type = studio Artist = MercyMe Released = October 1, 2002 Recorded = Genre = Pop rock Length = 36:35 Label = INO Records Producer = Pete Kipley Reviews = Last album = Almost There (2001) This album = Spoken For… …   Wikipedia

  • spoken for — 1. adjective taken; unavailable; not single Im sorry, I cant go on a date with you Im spoken for. 2. verb claimed, reserved, or …   Wiktionary

  • spoken for — 1) the money is spoken for Syn: reserved, set aside, claimed, owned, booked 2) Claudine is spoken for Syn: attached, going out with someone, in a relationship; informal going steady, taken …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • spoken for — 1) informal already owned by someone else or kept for someone else, and therefore not available to you Are these chairs spoken for? 2) old fashioned married, or in a serious relationship …   English dictionary

  • spoken\ for — adj Occupied; reserved; taken; already engaged or married. Sorry, my boy, Mr. Jones said condescendingly, but my daughter is already spoken for. She will marry Fred Wilcox next month …   Словарь американских идиом

  • spoken for — idi claimed or reserved: This seat is spoken for[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • spoken for — Amount of opposite demand ( placement) or supply ( availability) the trader has in efforts to cross the stock. Not open. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms


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