Keeping your claim on a seat in a crowded place, meaning that nobody can steal your spot when you get up for a minute.

Joe is at a party and has to get up from the couch to go to the fridge, he might say I got spoons.

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  • Spoons — is a fast paced card game of matching and bluffing played with an ordinary pack of playing cards and several ordinary kitchen spoons or various other objects. Spoons is played in multiple rounds and each player s objective is to be the first in… …   Wikipedia

  • Spoons — Schlafmütze, Hau Ruck, Metzger oder Ochse, leg dich ist ein Kartenspiel, bei dem es auf rasche Reaktion ankommt. Im englischen Sprachraum ist das Spiel unter den Namen Pig, Donkey bzw. Spoons bekannt. Nach Morehead, Frey und Mott Smith handelt es …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spoons — Curiously relevant 19th century British money slang. In 1860, British industry was gripped by a “Leather Crisis,” when the country’s largest leather manufacturer, Streatfield, Laurence, & Mortimore, collapsed. As George Robb noted in his 2002… …   Dictionary of unconsidered lexicographical trifles

  • Spoons — Cuillers Pour les articles homonymes, voir cuillère (homonymie). Tenue usuelle des cuillères lorsqu utilisées comme instrument de percussion. Les cuill …   Wikipédia en Français

  • spoons — 1. noun a) a childs card game b) a pair of spoons used as a musical instrument by tapping them on parts of the body 2. verb Third person singular simple present of to spoon …   Wiktionary

  • spoons — a pair of spoons held in the hand and beaten together rhythmically as a percussion instrument. → spoon …   English new terms dictionary

  • spoons — spuːn n. utensil that has a shallow bowl and a handle (for eating, serving, stirring, etc.) v. take up in a spoon, transfer in a spoon; eat with a spoon; behave in an affectionate or sentimental manner (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spoons —    One of the household items (the others include *umbrella, glove, and walking stick) that if accidentally dropped should only be picked up by someone else, or bad luck, or an argument, or a visitor, will follow.    A servant dropped a spoon,… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • SPOONS — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spoons (disambiguation) — Spoons is a card game of matching and bluffing using spoons as well as cards.Spoons may also refer to:*Spoons (band) *Spoons (musical instrument) *Spoons (album) *Spoons sex position *Spoons (TV series) *Spoons, common abbreviation for… …   Wikipedia

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