buggins turn

Buggin's turn

noun British.
promotion by seniority or rotation rather than merit.

1900–05; identity of the original Buggin or Buggins is obscure

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Buggins' turn or Buggins's turn (ˈbʌɡɪnz)
slang (Brit) the principle of awarding an appointment to members of a group in turn, rather than according to merit
[C20: origin unknown]
Buggins's turn or Buggins's turn
[C20: origin unknown]

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