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A woman. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "frail frame" rhymes with "dame." Look at that frail, walking in here like she owns the place.
slang A girl or woman. From rhyming slang, in which "twist" is short for "twist and twirl," which rhymes with "girl." Tommy's spending all his time with his new twist. He never comes around to see us anymore.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
n. a girl; a woman. (Underworld. Possibly rhyming slang twist and twirl = girl and frail frame = dame. Detective novels and movies.) This good-looking twist comes over to the table and asks Lefty if he’d like to dance. I’ll shoot the frail if you don’t hand it over!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
twist/wrap around (one's) little finger
To dominate utterly and effortlessly.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.