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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.
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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For as the gentle current shuttled the bowls across the center of the pool and back around either side, the gallery was filled with noise--a music of crashes, clinks, soft rings, and percussive clangs amplified by subaquatic microphones.
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