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A case of the black ass

Posted by R. Berg on December 27, 2005

In Reply to: A case of the black ass posted by DK on December 26, 2005

: What is the origin of the phrase "a case of the black ass". Does it mean that a person does not want to work? Is this a recially derogatory phrase?

This phrase isn't common where I am (western U.S.); at least, I've never heard it. If the context where you found it suggested laziness, then yes, it might be racially derogatory.