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murderer's row

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murderer's row

noun phrase

A set of formidable athletes or other persons: Gathered at the 92nd Street Y, a murderer's row of poets came together for an evening in hell: to read from their joint translation of Dante's Inferno

[1858+ Baseball; fr the part of New York City's Tombs prison where murderers were housed; most recently used of the New York Yankees lineup of 1927: Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Earle Combs, Tony Lazzeri, and Bob Meusel]

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