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Chicago overcoat


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  • noun US, slang Death; being killed or murdered.


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  • It is very difficult for the literary man to distinguish between a genuine crook term (like "back-door parole," prison slang for dying in prison) and an invented one (like "Chicago overcoat" for coffin).

    --Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler‎, p. 218 (18 May 1950

    February 9, 2010