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To "bogart something"

Posted by ESC on June 06, 2006

In Reply to: To "bogart something" posted by RRC 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.