Posted by TheFallen on March 11, 2003
In Reply to: 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
: : "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.