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pull leather
 v. phr.— «But Molinas was assassinated in Los Angeles in 1975, three months after I had lunch with him at the Playboy Club. As they say in Texas, Molinas “pulled leather on the mob” in Vegas by refusing to pay his gambling debts.» —“Gambling scandal, you say? Not again” by Bill Tosheff ProBasketballNews.com July 26, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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