While everyone else went back to the barracks, the four or five others who also failed joined me to form a goon squad.
Slang definitions & phrases for goon squad
A group of ruffians •Used of the opposition by both sides in labor disputes: A few weeks later, another ''goon squad,'' as they have been rightly labeled/ What some doctors deride as investigative ''goon squads''(mid-1930s+)
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