syrup of figs

syrup of figs
a) A type of laxative made from figs.
b) A wig.

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  • syrup (of figs) — n British a wig. A piece of approximate rhyming slang invoking a laxative remedy. ► That is not a syrup. ► I ve got a tenner here says that s a syrup. (Only Fools and Horses, British TV comedy series, 1989) …   Contemporary slang

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  • syrup of figs — • Rhyming Slang for for wig . e.g. See that old bloke over there, is that a syrup he s wearing or what ? …   Londonisms dictionary

  • syrup of figs — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • syrup a —    wig    Rhyming slang on syrup of figs. Usually of one worn by a male, against which the taboo remains stronger in Britain than in America:     ... a hairline down to his eyebrows... It can t be an iffy syrup, because he s too drunk to put it… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • syrup — Meaning Wig, from syrup of figs. Origin Cockney rhyming slang …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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