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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Early, near the start or beginning
  • adv. Early; at a time before expected; sooner than usual.
  • n. woman's drawers.


When English pubs closed in the afternoon, customers who were waiting or arrived soon after the pub re-opened in the evening were known as 'early doors'. (Wiktionary)


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  • British slang - early, premature.

    September 23, 2008