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short-sheet

verb

To play a nasty trick; maltreat: headed for big things until the Reagan crowd short-sheeted you/ England's favorite recreational activity, short-sheeting the royals

[fr a student and barracks practical joke in which a bedsheet is folded in half and made to appear as an upper and lower sheet, so when the victim gets into bed the stretching legs and toes are painfully arrested]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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