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Re: To put your ass in a sling - precisely

Posted by TheFallen on March 11, 2003

In Reply to: Re: to put your ass in a sling posted by Fred 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."

: No. To put your ass in a sling is to put yourself
: in trouble, not put yourself out of trouble.

Yes, and that's exactly what Bruce's example showed.

... although his definition stated the opposite. Mea culpa.