Posted by Brian from Shawnee on August 08, 2005
In Reply to: "LONG HOB" and "NOSH AND DOSH" posted by Bob on August 08, 2005
: : : I am after the meanings of two phrases viz, "LONG HOB" and "NOSH AND DOSH"
: : "Nosh" means "food" in Yiddish, and "dosh" is slang for "money". I have never heard of "Nosh and Dosh" as a single phrase. Where have you heard it? In what context? I have never heard of "Long Hob" - are you sure you don't mean "Long hop"?
: I Googled "nosh and dosh" and found a good number of hits, almost all from the UK. Most were of the slangy "more nosh for less dosh" variety. "Dosh" is unknown in the US, although nosh is widely used, as a noun and as a verb, meaning to snack.
Since "LONG HOB" is in caps, could it be an abbreviation for "Longworth House Office Building", which is located in Washington DC and often abbreviated "Longworth HOB"? It wouldn't go with "NOSH AND DOSH", but...