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Thread #19247   Message #195643
Posted By: Sandy Paton
15-Mar-00 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Pop Goes the Weasel - Meaning?
Subject: RE: Help: Pop Goes the Weasel - Meaning?
Caroline always thought "weasel" was rhyming slang for "weasel and stoat" = coat. Just a guess, but the assumed meaning is the same -- going "in and out the Eagle" causes the poor chap to spend all of his money and requires him to "pop" (pawn) his coat to buy more booze. Whether coat or flat-iron, awl or paint-box, the message is the same. Sandy