Meaning : Confess or come clean
Category : General slang
Sub Category : Slang
What does COUGH mean or stand for ?
COUGH is not an acronym but is used to describe a situation where someone who is captured is forced to confess.This confession could be brought about by physical coaxing or mind games using the “prisoner logic“.
There are also rewards for coming clean and spilling the beans – like asylum,anonymity,witness protection and so on.These methods of making captured people Cough up information about their superiors or criminal gang mates is usually used by cops or agencies of authority.