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Offline siasl

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"Full whack"?
« on: 05 March, 2013, 11:52:49 AM »
So how did that come to mean "no discount", or "to the max", or some such?

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Re: "Full whack"?
« Reply #1 on: 05 March, 2013, 02:15:35 PM »
So how did that come to mean "no discount", or "to the max", or some such?

It has, I believe  its origins in piracy meaning share: " Ooh ah Jim lad! - you be a good lad an I'll see you get your full whack!" references  whack of booty, 1785; of gold, 1790; of prize money, 1805; of the spoils;
« Last Edit: 05 March, 2013, 02:20:24 PM by antonymous »
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