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drop a pickle

drop a pickle
 v. phr.— «He got his nickname, “Split,” when he went to a party shortly after his wife gave birth to their first child. Dropping a bomb and having a child are both referred to as “dropping a pickle” in fighter pilot parlance, he said. “Split” is an acronym for “Spouse Pickle Left In Tears.”» —“Getting a bird’s-eye view” by Carolyn Quinn Sun-Herald (Charlotte Harbor, Florida) Apr. 5, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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