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 n.— «“Yo, yo, can you get me a QP [quarter-pound]?” the deputy replies. In his excitement, the undercover officer has made an outlandish request. Not a dime bag, not an ounce. A quarter-pound. Detectives keeping watch over him start laughing. Now they’re sure his cover is blown.» —“Even the suburbs have seedy underbellies” by Rob Davis Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.) Feb. 6, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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