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To put your a s s in a sling

Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 11, 2003

In Reply to: To put your a s s in a sling posted by Xudong on March 10, 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 in:
"I just started this job and I will show up on time so I don't get my a s s in a sling."