frail

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frail

A woman. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "frail frame" rhymes with "dame." Look at that frail, walking in here like she owns the place.

twist

and frail
n. a girl; a woman. (Underworld. Possibly rhyming slang twist and twirl = girl and frail frame = dame. Detective novels and movies.) This good-looking twist comes over to the table and asks Lefty if he’d like to dance. I’ll shoot the frail if you don’t hand it over!

frail

verb
See twist

twist

/wrap around (one's) little finger
To dominate utterly and effortlessly.
References in classic literature ?
He is compounded of meat and wine and sparkle, of sun-mote and world- dust, a frail mechanism made to run for a span, to be tinkered at by doctors of divinity and doctors of physic, and to be flung into the scrap-heap at the end.
The hearing was told patient A was totally immobile, in her 70s and "quite a frail lady" with a "small build".
This one-on-one care, comprehensive geriatric assessment and care co-ordination can make a huge difference to the life of a frail older person."
Dean Russell Agar had been working as a nurse at Montgomery Infirmary, Newtown, when he allegedly assaulted Patient A - a frail man in his 70s who suffered with dementia, in February 2008.