Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
Originally by Seán Beecher
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GALLON (TO GET ONE'S)

Construct:
Definition: To be made redundant in the building (especially stone-masons) trade.
Use: He got his gallon last night.
He was made redundant last night.
Derivation: Unknown, possibly due to the fact that all workers carried their gallons with them from job to job. Hence 'to get one's gallon' - to be leaving the job.
More: "I hear that six stonies (stone-masons) got their gallon in Aherns last week." (Murphy);


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