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Slang definitions & phrases for buy jawbone

buy jawbone

verb phrase

To buy on credit

[1860s+; perhaps fr the notion that one has to jawbone the merchant into taking a credit risk]

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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