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Google books "That Face" The play's first scene depicts some girls who share a dormitory and who have one of their number tied to a chair, after having poisoned her with a tranquilizer. They are taking her to task for wearing a religious symbol. The words "house sister" are used here to refer to someone who lives in a dormitory for ...


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This is a minced oath a form of euphemism which is sometimes done to bowdlerise a text. To "mince" is being used in an archaic sense of "make very small". There are many ways to mince an oath, but using similar-sounding words is a common one. "Oath" is also being used in an old-fashioned way. Many would not consider sexual ...


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I assume that Alice hangs in the doorway means literally that her hanged body is suspended from the top of the door frame. So, to walk through the doorway, Billy has to go sideways to try to avoid bumping into the body. To edge is to go carefully through a narrow gap, often sideways.


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It means "How are they managing to do that?" American Heritage Dictionary "swing" 7a 7. Informal a. To manage or arrange successfully: swing a deal.


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As Jack has mentioned in his comments, “rolls”, in this context, means to inform on one’s colleagues. It means to become a confidential informant or a “rat”. It is short for “roll over”. It usually involves giving information on one’s partners in crimes in which the informant themselves are also culpable, involved, or a party to. There is usually an ...


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There are an incredible number of very different definitions for "roll" in the dictionary, but the one that applies here is to rob someone or rip them off. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/submission/9968/Got+rolled


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As far as etymology, homie is short for homeboy or homegirl. A homeboy or homegirl is a close friend with whom you have a lot of shared history or similar experience. They do not have to necessarily come from the same hometown or neighborhood. And the length of time of your familiarity is unimportant. Being around and sharing experiences with the same person ...


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It's not an adjective, but a verb. The following is from Merriam-Webster's definition of spring: transitive verb 7 : to release or cause to be released from confinement or custody // sprung them from jail Note that it's not necessary to provide from jail or out of jail, especially in this context. In fact, informal language would more commonly not include ...


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To front is slang meaning to make pretense, to cop an attitude, or to get too upset inappropriately. In other words... Don’t get upset. You know Tuco is good for it. He will pay you back. He is worthy of a little credit.


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If memory serves me correctly, he had just gotten out of jail. Sprung is an abbreviated form of “sprung out of jail”. So, in its entirety, the sentence is... Tuco, what's happening my brother. Sick crib,yo! You've been keeping it real since you been sprung out of jail. What, [it’s] been like a year?


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