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sink-or-swim

Slang definitions & phrases for sink-or-swim

sinker 1

noun

A biscuit or doughnut

Related Terms

hook* line* and sinker

[1870+; fr the lead weight used by fishermen to sink line and bait, probably an ironic reference to the weight of the biscuit or doughnut]


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