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cupmaster

cupmaster  n.— «Other sage advice included having a “cupmaster,” as Winkler and her roommates call it. A “cupmaster” is someone who is in charge of collecting money and makes sure no one is scamming free beer. The...

lilywhite

lilywhite  n.— «They use public transport, not Ferraris, pay their rent and council tax on time, hold down a boring job and never get in trouble with the law. These are the “clean skins” or “lilywhites”—the new...

clean skin

clean skin  n.— «They use public transport, not Ferraris, pay their rent and council tax on time, hold down a boring job and never get in trouble with the law. These are the “clean skins” or “lilywhites”—the new...

rocking chair job

rocking chair job  n.— «I could easily have bribed myself into a rocking chair job in the Army or Navy during the war and would have avoided al the trouble I had.» —“Draft Dodger Bergdoll Denies Bribery in Escape” in...

scroogie

scroogie  adj.— «Scroogie. Something wrong with a job but the trouble has not been discovered.» —“Material for Trade, Slang and Jargon Dictionary: Sheet Metal Workers” in U.S. Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. Lexicon of...

Finegan pin

Finegan pin  n.— «Finegan pin…[struck] a vague expression to cover the fact that something in the car in [ sic] wrong but not yet exactly known, a whosis, etc. Its [ sic] akin to the slang expression, A paper-stretcher, or left...