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alyo

noun
  1. Any routine task
  2. A person not easily disconcerted; cool hand
  3. A condition of calm or safety
  4. An arrangement between criminals and the police giving the former immunity from arrest or harassment; the FIX

[possibly fr Italian aglio ''garlic,'' in the idiom mangiare aglio, literally ''to eat garlic,'' meaning to be outwardly calm and placid although perhaps inwardly angry; perhaps related to the folk belief that garlic averts evil]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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