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in the clink

slang In prison or jail. "Clink" was the name of a famous prison in London. He spent 10 years in the clink for money laundering. You're going to end up in the clink if you don't get out of that gang soon.
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the clink

slang Jail or prison. "Clink" was the name of a famous prison in London. Why do you insist on breaking the law when you know getting caught means they'll throw you in the clink?
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n. jail. We’ll throw you in the clink if you don’t talk.
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