the skinny

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Noun1.the skinny - slang terms for inside information; "is that the straight dope?"
details, inside information - true confidential information; "after the trial he gave us the real details"
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Yet, by a strange deception, owing to the duskiness of the chamber, and the antique dresses which they still wore, the tall mirror is said to have reflected the figures of the three old, gray, withered grandsires, ridiculously contending for the skinny ugliness of a shrivelled grandam.
He recounted Vatel's expedition to La Fontaine, related the history of Menneville and the skinny fowl to Pellisson, in such a manner that all the table heard it.
Acquiring IST into the Skinny IT brand advances the company's vision to provide IT services that improve business operations and overall productivity through the use of technology, creativity and flexibility.
Raul Ramos Y Sanchez; THE SKINNY YEARS; Beck and Branch Publishers (Fiction: Literary) 13.
The Skinny mirror offers a subtle slimming reflection (5-10 lbs) that works on the psyche over time.
SM's Girls Teens Wear section shows us the skinny on jeans, and how to wear them with confidence.
The Skinny Dipper is a smaller swimbait that anglers can purchase for a few dollars per package rather than $20-to-$50 per individual lure.
The skinny drinks, which are priced from $8 to $10, range from 95 to 183 calories.
ODD Heather Hogarty and Melissa Gallon with the skinny pig which needs sun cream when it is outside, top
The fashion world records 2006 as the year when the skinny jeans trend was reborn in Europe.
Achieve the skinny and high-waisted trends in one fell swoop with Topshop's high-waisted skinny jeans, pounds 45 (67 Euros), or Browns' high-waisted Acne tube jeans, pounds 160.
Kids come up with mean names for the heavy (Miss Piggy) and the skinny (Olive Oyl).