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Slang

can (2)

This page is about the slang term 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

a. know the law

b. obey the law

c. break the law

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Contributor: Matt Errey