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A five-dollar bill (which features a picture of Abraham Lincoln). We were pretty disappointed when Dad only gave us a few abes for cleaning out the whole garage.

Honest Abe

A nickname for US President Abraham Lincoln. A: "Honest Abe was, what, the 19th President of the United States?" B: "No, 16th." Why was he known as Honest Abe? Did he get that nickname as president or when he was a lawyer beforehand?
See also: Abe, honest
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n. a five-dollar bill. (From the picture of Abraham Lincoln on the bill.) This wine cost three abes. It had better be good.
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