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fluorescent tan

fluorescent tan
 n.— «More than the millions who only have a fluorescent tan to show for a day’s work; more than those who swelter in airless offices which provide only the smell of a gymnasium and none of the exercise benefits.» —“Coaches on conditioning” by Michael Bezdek Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown, Pennsylvania) May 24, 1977. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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