(comparative more up the spout, superlative most up the spout)
- I think the left speaker is up the spout.
- not functional
- That idea of yours for using the church hall seems to have gone up the spout.
- (archaic, slang) At the pawnbroker's shop (in allusion to the spout up which the pawnbroker sent the ticketed articles).
- to put/shove/pop something up the spout