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'in the chair'

Posted by David FG on June 02, 2006

In Reply to: 'in the chair' posted by RRC on June 02, 2006

: : : Has anyone heard the phrase 'in the chair'? I was told I was to be 'in the chair' tonight as a result of my retirement. Does it relate to drinking heavily or retirement?

: : Nope. Chairman's seat? Rocking chair? Electric chair? Seat of honor?

: Perhaps "in the hot seat" if they are planning the retirement party as a roast.

It means that you will be paying for the drinks.

It is a well-known phrase to Eastpondians.