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Here's the skinny on the skinny

Posted by Lgf on March 02, 2007

here's the skinny on the skinny!
Skinny: slang expression/phrase
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"Posted by ESC on November 07, 2002
In Reply to: Get the skinny? posted by Michael on November 06, 2002

: Have to find out what this means. I found it in the dictionary, but need the origin. Thanks to all."
here's one of the explanations of the origins
of this term, meaning the "low-down"
the "inside information"
from:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=skinny
skinny
A United States Marine Corps term for information.

During world war two until the late 1960's, military orders in the
Marine Corps were copied on paper that resembled the skin of an
onion. It was extremly thin and fragile, and translucent in
appearance.

"What's the skinny on the promotions" said the private

hope this helps