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Gray Bar Motel

noun phrase

Jail; prison: These days, the Gray Bar Motel is a synonym for ''the bucket,'' which means jail

[1990s+ Los Angeles police; said to have been the name of the Lincoln Heights police station; a place displaying gray prison bars; earlier terms like Graybar Hotel and Graystone College are found by the 1930s]

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