Q-sign


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the Q-sign

A jocular comparison of a dead patient's mouth open and with the tongue sticking out, reminiscent of the letter Q. We rushed through the wards of injured soldiers, skipping over anyone wearing the Q-sign.
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Q-sign

n. the rounded, open mouth of a dead person with the tongue hanging out like the tail of a capital Q. (see also O-sign, in the Q-zone.) The old lady in the corner room is giving the Q-sign.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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