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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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In doing so, they have blown the gaff on those that use ante-post betting as one of their excuses for having entry stages months - sometimes more than 18 months - in advance of races.
DEREK Conway MP has blown the gaff on the dirty dealings of Members of Parliament.
The chairman of the Liberal Democrats' parliamentary party, Matthew Taylor, said: "The Conservatives are trying to deceive the public and Howard Flight has blown the gaff.