Terms Which Have Disappeared

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  1. tonyb

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    All those usages were indeed more common in my earlier days. I still frequently hear (and often use myself) “it’ll do in a pinch.”

    It’s akin to “tight,” as in finding oneself “in a tight spot.” But not at all like “tight” to mean “orderly” or “well put together,” as in “a tight ship.”
     
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  2. LizzieMaine

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    And then there's "tight" as in "they went out to a bar and got a little tight."
     
  3. 2jakes

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    Den der’s....
    he/she is “tight” with $$$!:)
     
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  4. Haversack

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    LizzieMaine wrote: "And then there's "tight" as in "they went out to a bar and got a little tight.""

    Probably from having too much of the Haig Pinch.
     
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  5. LizzieMaine

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    "She's tighter than a rubber girdle on a hot day."
     
  6. Upgrade

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    There’s a very vivid description in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio about the mother using a hot iron to repair rubber girdles (a letter to Maidenform prompted an apology and the last of their stock).

    Except they would fail periodically and important occasions were marked with last minute ironing with a faint smell of rubber in the house and a girdle that is slightly too warm.
     
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  7. 3fingers

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    Rubber girdles are no problem for Monkey Grip.
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  8. 2jakes

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    Clamp-on patches for secured assurance
    anytime during cold or hot days.
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  9. vitanola

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    The prospect of a blow-out in a girdle boggles the mind...
     
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  10. 2jakes

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    Goodness!
    Not only the mind....
    but the mid-quarters as well.

    Oh my! :(
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  11. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Yesterday, the 31st of January Jeopardy! Had an entire column dedicated to older terms. The only one that I can remember is the answer was pound sand.
     
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  12. LizzieMaine

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    In our neighborhood, it was "pound sand up your such-and-such with a wet sneaker."
     
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  13. Dm101

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    Oh wow...

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  14. 2jakes

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    Moolah!
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  15. 3fingers

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    Bones, scratch, cabbage, samoleons, bread, tamales, shekels, beans, smackers and lest I forget, lucre. :D
     
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  16. 2jakes

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    :D
    Don't forget to bring home the...
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  17. LizzieMaine

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    Spondulicks forever.
     
  18. 2jakes

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    • It ain't you that's taking my spondulix in, you big,overgrown Swede!
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  19. scottyrocks

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    And in United States Marine Corp (unofficial) code, 'Go pound sand up your (you know where)' is simply '832.'
     
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  20. scottyrocks

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    I am currently about halfway through The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler, 1939), which is full of these period slang phrases, many of them pretty funny.
     
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