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green bag

or green-bag

noun, British.
1.
a bag or briefcase made of green cloth, formerly used by lawyers for carrying documents.
2.
Slang.
  1. the legal profession.
  2. a lawyer.
Origin of green bag
1670-1680
1670-80
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