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Re: Crooked as an eleven dollar bill

Posted by David FG on June 25, 2005

In Reply to: Crooked as an eleven dollar bill posted by mohammad on June 25, 2005

: hello
: what is the origin of this term /where dose it come from( As crooked as an eleven dollar bill)

It is one of several sayings used to describe someone or something that is dishonest/suspicious. As there is no such thing as a legal $11 note (bill) it must be a fake. In the UK a similar phrase uses the denomination '9 Bob note' (9 shillings - an obsolete currency unit, but there was never any such note.)

DFG