baker's dozen

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From the former practice of bakers of adding a thirteenth loaf to a batch of twelve in order to avoid punishment for accidentally selling underweight bread.

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baker’s dozen ‎(plural baker's dozens)

  1. (idiomatic) Thirteen, a group of thirteen.
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang) cousin

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