Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
Originally by Seán Beecher
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SLATE

Construct: Noun
Definition: To run up a bill (usually in a public house).
Use: He has a slate in every pub in Cork.
He owes money in every pub in Cork.
Derivation: Unknown, but probably derived from the former practice of keeping records of amounts due by customers in public-houses and shops. Slates were used.


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