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Thread #96919 Message #1900234
Posted By: frogprince
05-Dec-06 - 12:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
Subject: RE: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
Don't remember hearing "crooked as a two-dollar bill"; but "crooked as", or "phoney as", a three dollar bill was actually a pretty common idiom around home.
A variation on that was referring to someone of suspect sexual orientation as a "three dollar bill".
One thing that hasn't been mentioned is "ten spot", commonly as in "can you loan me a ten spot"; I may have heard "five spot" sometime, but I'm pretty sure I never heard any other bills referred to that way.