sitting drums
 n.pl.— «It’s sometimes difficult to spot the difference between tailors and cutters. But here’s a couple of tips: They’ll both be in suits. However, if you look closely the Tailor’s suit is better pressed. This is because he only wears his suit to and from work. When he’s in the workshop he’ll wear his “Sittin’ Drums” (old clothes).» —“How to spot a drunken tailor…” by Thomas Mahon English Cut (London, England) Feb. 18, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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