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slap on the wrist, a

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slap on the wrist, a

noun phrase

A very mild punishment • usually said when the punishment is felt to be unjustly lenient (1914+)

Related Terms

give someone a slap on the wrist


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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