[Ads-l] "bonds out of jail"

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Thu Sep 1 11:32:26 EDT 2016


And I assumed it had to do with what might have happened if Barry Bonds had actually committed a crime for which he was imprisoned.


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"Bonds out of jail."

It's what one ex-con does with a former rival after their release; usually
construed with "with."

JL

On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 10:47 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> I wonder how long it would take me to stop reading it as "bounds out of
> jail"...
>
> LH
>
> > On Sep 1, 2016, at 12:41 AM, Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET> wrote:
> >
> > Meaning "gets released on bail (bond)" at least as far back as early 70s
> when I was an Illinois city cop.
> > Dave Hause
> > -----Original Message----- From: Dan Goncharoff
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:00 PM
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Subject: "bonds out of jail"
> >
> > Saw this in a headline in a Daily Beast e-mail. I am not familiar with
> the
> > usage. 36,500 ghits.
> >
> > DanG
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