ATM machine
 n.— «Targeting immigrants is not unique to Oakland. Last month Richmond police were called to investigate the fatal robbery of an El Salvadoran immigrant. The city’s street thugs sometimes refer to Latino and Asian laborers as “ATM machines.”» —“Wildlife Veterinarians Give Bird Feather Implants” in Davis, California KEYE-TV Feb. 13, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Jay Vrai says:

    “ATM machine” is an incorrect
    expression, regardless of whom the
    speaker is, because of the obvious
    redundancy: the “M” already means
    “machine”. The allowable forms
    are, either just “ATM” or, “AT
    machine”.
    -Word Wizard.

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