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bloody pocket syndrome

bloody pocket syndrome
 n.— «Prather says that in the safety arena, this is sometimes referred to as the “bloody pocket syndrome.” A machinist cuts his finger on a sharp part of a machine and, rather than tell anyone, sticks his hand in his pocket and goes home.» —by Calhoun W. Wick The Learning Edge July, 1993. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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