cancer stick

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cancer stick

slang A cigarette. You'll probably find Ed outside smoking a cancer stick.
See also: stick
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cancer stick

n. a tobacco cigarette. (From the notion that cigarette smoking is a major cause of lung cancer. Old but recurrent.) Kelly pulled out his ninth cancer stick and lit it up.
See also: stick
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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