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    Thumbs down skunked up to the nines

    What does that mean? skunked up to the nines

    These preppy little girls,
    all skunked up to the nines
    in their adorable
    cheerleading uniforms,
    which had been mistakenly ordered
    in children's sizes,
    were engaged
    in strangely homoerotic,
    Adderol-fueled spastic movements
    that they called dance routines."

    Thank you

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    Re: skunked up to the nines

    I've never heard "skunked up to the nines."
    "Dressed up to the nines" is an English expression, though.
    It means wearing the best possible clothes, clothing that is fancy, expensive, fashionable.

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    edward

    Quote Originally Posted by egcarneiro View Post
    What does that mean? skunked up to the nines

    These preppy little girls,
    all skunked up to the nines
    in their adorable
    cheerleading uniforms,
    which had been mistakenly ordered
    in children's sizes,
    were engaged
    in strangely homoerotic,
    Adderol-fueled spastic movements
    that they called dance routines."

    Thank you


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    Re: skunked up to the nines

    I've never heard "skunked up" either. A quick google of the phrase is all over the map; judging from context, the phrase can mean overly-elaborate, as in a fancy hairdo or makeup that is too heavy; altered by drugs such as marijuana; or, literally, sprayed by a skunk. "To be skunked" seems to mean to be thwarted or tricked.

    In your very interesting passage, I'm guessing the girls are wearing too much, and inappropriate, makeup.

    [not a teacher]

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    Re: skunked up to the nines

    Thank you.
    Both asnwers were great help.
    Regards


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    #5

    Re: skunked up to the nines

    You do know what a skunk is, right? Expressions involving this animal's name surely originate from its unique method of defense.

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    Re: skunked up to the nines

    thank you!

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    Re: skunked up to the nines

    have you ever had a look there ?

    I've found the most amazing explanations there.
    Last edited by beascarpetta; 14-Dec-2007 at 16:30.


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    Re: skunked up to the nines

    Wow! I was hoping for an Urban Dictionary listing for "skunked up," but didn't think to try "skunka."

    I wonder if the word is related etymologically to "skank"?

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    Re: skunked up to the nines

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    I wonder if the word is related etymologically to "skank"?
    This is what I found there

    thanks to you , Delmobile.

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