Posted by Word Camel on November 24, 2002
I came across this term today in an article I was reading from a British news paper.
"This gave busybodies, voyeurs and the downright nasty ample opportunity to grass up their neighbours for no other reason than that they felt like it."
I know the term from my time in the UK, but I wondered if anyone has any insight where it comes from. It seems to be a British term since this definition doesn't appear in American dictionaries I've looked in. Why "grass"?
See also: The meaning and origin of 'grass up'.