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given the mitten


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  • Here you go. I like it! Never heard it before. :-)

    October 23, 2008

  • Meaning? Not sure, but it's something at least vaguely negative. Usage on dance. Another one here:

    "In a good year at the fair you could see ... plenty of fistfights, with various people's daddies getting down in the dirt with other people's daddies and causing scenes of delicious and enduring embarrassment. The church ladies were always outraged and the local constable always shocked, just shocked, to hear reports of such illegal goings-on. Annually, he vowed to investigate and give perpetrators the mitten."

    —Charles Leerhsen, Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch (New York and London: Simon & Schuster, 2008), 82

    October 23, 2008