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dance of the lemons

dance of the lemons n. the repeated reassignment of bad teachers to different classes or schools. Also turkey trot. Editorial Note: Lemon, meaning “a person who is disappointing, foolish, untrustworthy, inept, or the like” (1997, Historical Dictionary of American Slang, vol. 2) dates to at least as early as 1906. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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