It sounds a little like all the following: grip, crib, rib, grub, grab, grit. It has a simultaneous hardness to the sound and a softness. It almost sounds like a little baby animal's cry for his mama. So 'losing your grib' conveys a poignancy, a tenderness that comes forth from the belly -- a kind of desperate emotional cry for help -- a strangled plea for mercy ... When a drunk falls down in the street, what would he say? 'Ach, I've lost me grib.' (Uh, that would be an Irish drunk.) So while the term carries a deep level of emotion, it can be used without a sense of self-pity -- it remains simple, blunt, unadorned. When an athlete strives to achieve perfection, but just barely falls short, what would the sports announcer say? 'Brian, I think her grib's just not up to the mark today.'
And then... somehow, I just lose my grib and it all goes spiraling out of control...
Short for Gribbelsinch. Gribs aim to rule the world and are mastering techniques such as disguising themselves as coathangers or trees in order to beat the shit out of people. They can't stand the cold and the best defence is to keep any suspected gribs in the fridge, or freeze their balls off in a deep freeze.
I can't fit a fuckin tree in my fridge, grib or no grib