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can (2)

Meaning: prison, jail

For example:

  • My rich uncle has been convicted of tax evasion and he'll be in the can for the next three years.

  • Poor old Jimmy has spent most of his life in the can, and he won't be getting out any time soon.

Quick Quiz:

If you don't want to do time in the can, make sure you don't
  1. know the law
  2. obey the law
  3. break the law

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