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To put your ass in a sling

Posted by S. Ryan on March 11, 2003

In Reply to: to put your ass in a sling posted by Bruce Kahl on March 11, 2003

: : If you know, please tell me what does it mean? thank you in advance.

: Here in the NE part of the US of A the phrase means to stay out of trouble as in:
: "I just started this job and I will show up on time so I don't get my ass in a sling."

: This actually means to be "in" trouble, as in having your broken arm in a sling. "I did not do what I was supposed to do, and now I got my ass in a sling."