syrup of figs

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syrup of figs

slang A wig. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "figs" rhymes with "wig." (Syrup of figs is a laxative.) Primarily heard in UK. Oh, he's wearing a syrup of figs for sure—there's no way he still has that much hair at his age.
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