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smash and grab

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smash and grab

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(also crash and dash) Crude and violent: There's a major difference between the smash-and-grab tactics of the tabloids and the relatively sober treatment these stories get on the networks/ Deregulation promoted the casino economy, with its leveraged buyouts and smash-and-grab finance/ The attempted burglary was like scores of other ''crash-and-dash'' thefts

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A crude and violent robbery: The smash and grab guys break through your closed window and grab your valuables, knowing that you're going to be stunned and perhaps blinded by bits of flying glass (1927+)


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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