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Pan crack

Posted by Eric K. Ayres on December 04, 2008 at 17:30

In Reply to: Pan crack posted by R. Berg on November 15, 2008 at 02:03:

: : What's the meaning of the phrase 'pan crack', often used in the mining areas of West Yorkshire, general meaning, a financial benefit of some kind i.e dole.

: You have stated the meaning. What is your question, exactly? ~rb

What is the origin of the phrase "on the pan crack"? A phrase much used in the coal mining areas of West Yorks.