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From clip (to cheat, swindle, or fleece) and joint (disparaging US slang for a place of business).

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clip joint (plural clip joints)

 
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  1. (informal) An establishment, usually a strip club or bar, in which customers are tricked into paying money only to receive poor goods or services or none at all.
    • 2009 February 19, Gareth Lewis, Southern Daily Echo:
      "They have turned a great old English institution into a shameful clip-joint. It's a shuddering, howling tragedy."