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Swinging the lamp


Telling sea stories. Referring to lamps slung from the deckhead which swing while at sea. Often used to indicate that the story teller is exaggerating.
Source: nauticed.org

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Swinging the lamp


Telling sea stories. Referring to lamps slung from the deckhead which swing while at sea. Often used to indicate that the story teller is exaggerating.
Source: boatrepairandmaintenance.com

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Swinging the lamp


Could it be a euphemism for "spreading it around", perhaps?
Inkymnkyzizwoz (9 April 2019)

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