Put in the clink




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Put in the clink : Phrases



Meaning:

To be sent to prison.


Example:

OJ was not
put in the clink.


Origin:

Clink does not refer to rattling chains but, rather, the name of a specific London prison which, in turn, took its name from the Borough in which it was sited. This was The Liberty of Clink, a district of Southwark exempt from the jurisdiction of the City of London.





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