Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Introduction · Acknowledgements

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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