pen-and-ink

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  • noun (to) stink. An early 20th-century cockney rhyming-slang term which has survived to the present. It can be used as a noun phrase, as in ‘there’s a real pen-and-ink in here!’ or as a verb, normally in a form such as ‘it don’t half pen-and-ink in here!’.
  • verb (to) stink. An early 20th-century cockney rhyming-slang term which has survived to the present. It can be used as a noun phrase, as in ‘there’s a real pen-and-ink in here!’ or as a verb, normally in a form such as ‘it don’t half pen-and-ink in here!’.
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