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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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Sarah Briggs was so angry about the quality of the teaching at her school that she went to her local paper and blew the gaff.
Al Fayed blew the gaff on Tory MPs he paid to ask questions in Parliament.
But, even if the public were unaware of Calvin Klein's disco heyday, or of his visit to a clinic for drug and alcohol addiction in 1988, the publication of the unauthorised biography Obsession in 1994 blew the gaff on the squeaky clean image.