[Ads-l] jawbone = credit

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Sat Aug 12 23:32:59 UTC 2017

It strikes me that "jawbone" meaning credit (i.e. being able to borrow or raise money) could have come from the idea that to get access to credit you had to do a lot of jawboning, i.e. pleading and persuading.

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