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put a nickle in someone

put a nickle in someone
 v. phr.— «I’m not so wretched in person. well a little. well only if someone gets me going. like my elementary school teachers used to say “who rattled your cage” or “who put a nickle in you” and shit.» —“live to survive our paradoxes?” by Whorella Usenet: alt.fan.kathy-jo Feb. 4, 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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