clip joint

clip joint

noun
1.
Slang. a business, especially a place of entertainment, that makes a practice of overcharging or cheating customers.
2.
Masonry. a mortar joint made higher than usual in order to level the course above.

Origin:
1930–35, Americanism

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n
slang a place, such as a nightclub or restaurant, in which customers are overcharged

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