Значение идиомы the works

[the works] {n. plural}, {slang} 1. Everything that can be had orthat you have; everything of this kind, all that goes with it.

Whenthe tramp found $100, he went into a fine restaurant and ordered theworks with a steak dinner.

1b. See: SHOOT THE WORKS. 2. Roughhandling or treatment; a bad beating or scolding; killing; murder. – Usually used with “get” or “give”.

The boy said that Joe was goingto get the works if he ever came back to that neighborhood again.

The newspaper gave the police department the works when they let theburglars get away.

The gangster told his friend he would give himthe works if he double-crossed him.

Compare: THE BUSINESS.


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