dead horse

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dead horse (usually uncountable, plural dead horses)

  1. (dated, nautical) The period of work on board ship for which the seamen have been paid in advance (usually a month's wages), the end of this term being celebrated by parading a straw horse about the decks.
  2. (Australia, rhyming slang) Tomato sauce.

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