1. n. the teeth. (See also china.)
I gotta go brush my ivories.
Look at those nice white ivories!
2. n. piano keys. (From when piano keys were made from real elephant ivory.)
She can really bang those ivories.
I’d say she has mastered the ivories.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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