|1.||up the pole|
Pregnant, usually unplanned, Irish slang, as in "knocked up"
From the great Irish film, THE SNAPPER:
"She's gone and got herself up the pole"
|2.||up the pole|
phr. 1 (late 19C+) insane. 2 1920s +) pregnant (cf. UP THE SPOUT).
- Is she up the pole ?
- Better ask Seymour that. (James Joyce:Ulysses,PICADOR,1998, p.23)