do time

Slang Dictionary

do definition


  1. n.
    a party; a social event. : I'm having a do for a friend this weekend. Would you like to come?
  2. tv. & in.
    to use a drug or drugs in general. (See also do a line; do drugs.) : Taylor never stopped doing. She just switched from dust to splash.
  3. n.
    and doo. a hairdo. : I can't go out in this rain and get my doo wet!

  4. Go to (must) do. :
  5. in.
    to serve (a purpose) well. (Usually with will or won't.) : This will do quite nicely.

  6. Go to doo-doo. :
  7. tv.
    to copulate [with] someone. (Usually objectionable.) : He did Martha, then he did Sue, then he did Gloria.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Slang Dictionary

do time definition


  1. tv.
    to serve a sentence in prison; to serve a specific amount of time in prison. (Underworld. See also hard time.) : You'd better talk and talk fast if you don't want to do time.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

do time

Serve a prison sentence, as in Many of the gang members did time while they were still teenagers. This expression originated as underworld slang and is now standard usage. [c. 1860]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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