string bean

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string bean (plural string beans)

  1. A long, slender variety of green bean.
    • 1963, Bob Dylan, "Talkin' World War III Blues":
      Well, I rung the fallout shelter bell / And I leaned my head and I gave a yell / “Give me a string bean, I’m a hungry man” / A shotgun fired and away I ran
  2. (figuratively) A tall and thin person.

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