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clip joint

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noun
  1. Slang. a business, especially a place of entertainment, that makes a practice of overcharging or cheating customers.
  2. Masonry. a mortar joint made higher than usual in order to level the course above.
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Origin of clip joint

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for clip joint

clip joint

noun
  1. slang a place, such as a nightclub or restaurant, in which customers are overcharged
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