Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
Originally by Seán Beecher
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DEAD MAN

Construct: Noun
Definition: A collector of life insurance.
Use: The dead man is coming.
The insurance man is coming.
Derivation: All weekly-paid policies (particularly from the Royal Liver Friendly Society) were taken out to pay the cost of a funeral, hence the 'Dead man' - the collector of insurance premiums.


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