Common battle cry of neds in Glasgow. "Tongs" is Glaswegian for the popular ned weapon, the knife, as well as being the name of a gang, while "ya bas" is shorthand for "you who were born out of wedlock". Synonyms include "stab ya cunt" and "fuckin' cut ye up".

"Tongs Ya Bas" is also a book detailing Scottish gang culture.

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