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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...

boomeranger

boomeranger  n.— « In some cases, the returning offspring, sometimes called boomerangers, may be struggling to pay off college loans or having trouble finding jobs that can cover housing costs.» —“Sure, Come Back to the Nest. Here Are...

curbstoning

curbstoning  n.— «The regular dealers pay $50 a year license and complain that they daily encounter persons who pay no license, but watch for opportunities to make sales and frequently cause the regular brokers trouble by stepping in when...

curbstoning

curbstoning  n.— «There are follow-up visits to housing units where residents did not send in forms or mailed back incomplete ones and field inspections of addresses declared vacant or listed as having only one occupant, a danger signal...