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To "bogart something"

Posted by RRC on June 06, 2006

In Reply to: To "bogart something" posted by nick on June 06, 2006

: what does it exactly mean to "bogart something" I think it means to steal...maybe I have the wrong meaning...i'd really appreciate it if someone can catch me up to date with that phrase! an example where I have heard the phrase is "hey, dont bogart my ... beer, cig, candy"

Bogart means to hog (keep for yourself) something that you're supposed to be sharing. The original reference was to not passing a joint (marijuana cigarette) after the way Humphrey Bogart always seems to have a cigarette hanging from his lip even when he's not actually smoking it.