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To put your a s s in a sling

Posted by Fred on March 11, 2003

In Reply to: To put your ass in a sling posted by Bruce Kahl on March 11, 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."

No. To put your a s s in a sling is to put yourself
in trouble, not put yourself out of trouble.