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pole tax
 n.— «There is a new price to be paid for looking at naked women in Texas. On January 1st the state’s strip clubs began imposing a $5 surcharge for each visitor. The “pole tax,” as it is commonly called, is expected to bring the state an additional $40m in revenue each year.» —“The Texas pole tax” in Austin, Texas Economist (United Kingdom) Jan. .3, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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