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new fish

noun phrase

: For first-time prisoners (''new fish,'' in prison parlance), once bail is revoked the darkness descends quickly (1940s+ Prison)

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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