Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.

Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American poet, writer and editor

slang (noun): a very informal kind of language, sometimes including bad language
roll up (verb): move up; fold up
sleeves (noun): the parts of your shirt that cover your arms
roll up your sleeves (expression): prepare to work or fight
spit (verb): forcibly eject saliva from your mouth
spit on your hands (expression): prepare to work or fight

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Contributor: Josef Essberger