clip joint


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clip joint

n. Slang
A restaurant, nightclub, or other business where customers are regularly overcharged.

clip joint

n
slang a place, such as a nightclub or restaurant, in which customers are overcharged

clip′ joint`


n.
Slang. a business, esp. a place of entertainment, that makes a practice of overcharging or cheating customers.
[1930–35]

clip joint

- Based on clip, meaning "swindle, rob."
See also related terms for rob.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clip joint - a place of entertainment where high prices are charged for poor entertainment
spot - a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
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Secretary: Mr A Stewart, The Clip Joint, 50 Caledonia Street, Paisley PA3 2JN.
Part of the evening will see Kevin get shaved by Clip Joint barbers.
It includes 1650's posher cousin Courchevel 1850 - a resort with drinks prices to rival a Soho clip joint since the invasion of wealthy Russians.
They engage in several comical episodes of buying and selling as they shuttle back and forth into Mexico in their aptly named truck "Clatter" collecting for their shop "Clutter's Last Stand." Through their travels they meet another assortment of odd-bods--cops and immigration officers on the take antique dealers as crooked as the legs of their tables a hodgepodge of homeless animals and birds and the gangster boss Louis the Lyme from the roadside clip joint angered by Alyce/Phil's refusal to sell him a piece of movie memorabilia.
Hannah Banks checks a universal clip joint in training in Gresford Picture: JEFF PITT
The narrow streets of the Latin Quarter close to the river, are crammed with myriad restaurants whose owners tout for business like doormen at a clip joint.
In the British edition of Streetcar,(8) incorporating Williams's most developed use of this black character, the "Negro woman" opens the play with a warning to the sailor (always a figure of travel and change) about staying away from a "clip joint," and adds another admonition: "Don't let them sell you a Blue Moon cocktail or you won't go out on your own feet" (p.