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shaft

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.
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