bent as a nine-bob note

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In pre-decimal English money, a nine-bob (nine-shilling) note would obviously be fraudulent, since there was no such denomination.

Adjective[edit]

bent as a nine-bob note

  1. (simile, Britain) Extremely dishonest or criminally-minded.
  2. (simile, Britain) Ostentatiously homosexual.

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