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sold on, be

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soldier

noun

  1. dead soldier (1917+)
  2. A low-ranking member of the Mafia; an ordinary thug or gangster (1963+ Underworld)

verb

To avoid work; idle; shirk; fuck the dog, goldbrick: He soldiered on the job and the place was deserted (1840+ Nautical)

Related Terms

first man, sunday soldier

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sold on, be

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