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with one hand tied behind one's back

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with it

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  1. Coolly cognizant; absolutely in touch; stylish and au courant; hep: He affects clothes that carefully cultivate the ''with-it'' image/ to spend less time attempting to be ''with it'' and to exert greater effort to communicate with our deprived and our outcast/ Shadows of course there are, Porn-Ads, with-it clergy (1930s+ Black)
  2. Working in a carnival as a full-time professional: had previous short experiences traveling with carnivals before becoming fully ''with it'' (as carnival workers describe the fully-initiated member) (1920s+ Carnival & circus)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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