buggins turn

Buggin's turn

[buhg-inz]
noun British.
promotion by seniority or rotation rather than merit.

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

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Buggins' turn or Buggins's turn (ˈbʌɡɪnz)
 
n
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
 
n
 
[C20: origin unknown]

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