a barium meal


Senior Member
French - France

2 Australian detectives are talking about a possible mole in their service:
We have to give ourselves a barium meal. Making a mistake isn’t a problem. Being too proud to try and fix it, that is.

Anyone know what this could mean?
  • pifnane

    Senior Member
    French - France
    distribuer le même document dans des versions légèrement différentes pour localiser la taupe (mole)


    Senior Member
    Canada; English
    barium meal, barium enema, etc. : [Med.] barium sulfate solution ingested or injected before taking X-ray images; the x-rays cannot pass through the barium solution, so abnormalities can be seen on the x-ray film.

    The use of the expression is here figurative, as already very nicely explained by pifname.
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