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round the horn

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around the horn

adjective phrase

Of throws from third base to second base to first base: a brilliant round-the-horn double play

adverb phrase

Legally detained on a minor charge but suspected and not yet charged for a more serious crime (1930s+ Underworld)

[Baseball; fr the length and circuitousness of a voyage around Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America]

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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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