[Ads-l] _to have it snaked_ "to be assured of success, to have it made"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 22 13:31:47 EDT 2018

Not in Green's

Jambeaux - Page 68
Laurence Gonzales - 1979 - ā€ˇSnippet view
"But we're not ready," Scoop whimpered. "Nothin' to it," Link said. " We
_got it snaked_."

"Got it snaked" was common in the military from ca. 1960, when I first
heard it.. The author is a Vietnam vet.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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