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In Jug : Phrases



Meaning:

In prison.


Example:

Alfonso was thrown
in the jug for his outspoken reviews about the communist government.


Origin:

The Scottish
Jougs was an iron ring fastened to a wall and used as a pillory. The name in turn derived from the Old French Joug (yoke).

Alternative: The Mexican-Spanish word juzgado (prison), simplified by early English speaking settlers to
jug.

The Scottish version outdates the Mexican version.







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