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