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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 22 13:48:19 EDT 2018


New to me.

JL



On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 1:32 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Not in Green's
>
> Jambeaux - Page 68
> https://books.google.com/books?id=35B5AAAAMAAJ
> 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.
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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
>
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