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clip joint

Slang. a business, especially a place of entertainment, that makes a practice of overcharging or cheating customers.
Masonry. a mortar joint made higher than usual in order to level the course above.
Origin of clip joint
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for clip joint

clip joint

(slang) a place, such as a nightclub or restaurant, in which customers are overcharged
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Slang definitions & phrases for clip joint

clip joint

noun phrase

  1. A gambling establishment where the customer is regularly cheated
  2. Any business establishment that regularly overcharges, or where one is likely to be cheated: One man's gourmet noshery is another man's clip joint (1920s+)
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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