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gaff

1. Angling a stiff pole with a stout prong or hook attached for landing large fish
2. Nautical a boom hoisted aft of a mast to support a gaffsail
3. a metal spur fixed to the leg of a gamecock
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KEN Clarke sensationally blew the gaff on Tory spending plans yesterday - admitting they will cut pounds 20billion more off frontline services than Labour.
Anyway, I'm reminded of all this because Ron's one time chief of staff Donald Regan died last week and all the obituaries recalled that it was he who blew the gaff on Nancy's obsession with astrology, thus making his own future very uncertain.
Every man she blew the gaff on was a 24-carat toerag who deserved every dollop of horse manure she threw at them.