phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Shave and a haircut

Posted by DGW on August 23, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Shave and a haircut posted by ESC on August 22, 2003

: : : I'm having trouble finding the meaning and origins of the phrase: shave and a haircut

: : : I've heard it can also be taken a derogatory phrase, but don't know how

: : It was a fairly standard order in old fashioned men's Barbers Shops and meant what it said. I've never heard of it used in any other context. Have others?

: The only time I've heard of it is as a little "riff" at the end of a song. "Shave and a haircut, two bits" or "five cents."