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clip joint

An establishment, often a restaurant or club, that routinely overcharges or otherwise swindles its patrons. I refuse to go to that club and pay its exorbitant cover charge—it's a real clip joint.
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clip joint

n. a business establishment that cheats customers. The clip joint on Fourth Street was busted last night.
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clip joint

An establishment such as a nightclub or restaurant that habitually overcharges or cheats customers. The verb “to clip” has been a slangy synonym for “to cheat” since the 1920s. The equally slangy cliché came soon afterward. It is still a frequent usage. The television comedy Seinfeld had it in 1992: “What kind of clip joint are you running here?”
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Cops believe that her murderer may have been a victim of one of London's notorious 'clip joints' which have been accused of tricking men out of money.
The starting point is a clean-up operation of Soho's notorious clip joints - places where punters were taken for a ride in more ways than one, though never in the way they hoped for.
The message is sent to people walking within 30 metres of Soho "clip joints" which prey on drunken businessmen and tourists.
That should keep the Vegas clip joints in business for a while.
The original date in Italy had to be postponed because Tyson was in such appalling condition and his preparations for the bout in Glasgow have been punctuated with visits to Las Vegas clip joints.