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the shaft

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noun phrase

Unfair or cruel treatment: Jamaicans have learned from past experience to expect the shaft from foreign journalists (1950s+)

Related Terms

get the shaft, give someone the shaft

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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