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in the barrel

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in the barrel

adjective phrase

Without money; broke: A red hot pimp like you ain't got no business being in the barrel

[1940s+ Black; fr the archetypal image of a destitute man who wears a barrel for clothing]

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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