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 n.— «Hey Harry, I got a guy hot for an ad car (a cheap, optionless car heavily advertised to lure people in to buy a more expensive model). His old car’s got a few Ripley’s (old damage, badly repaired, from Ripley’s Believe it Or Not), but this guy’s hung (ready to sign the papers).» —“Always Be Jargoning: Words from the Car Sales Biz” by Robert Farago Jalopnik Feb. 5, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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