corned beef

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(chief officer): Rhyming slang for chief.

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corned beef

  1. Smoke-cured and salted beef.
  2. Beef conserved in tins (cans).
  3. (Britain, prison slang, historical) The chief officer of a prison.
    • 1999, Alex Alexandrowicz, David Wilson, The Longest Injustice: The Strange Story of Alex Alexandrowicz
      Steve and I raced for the building and began climbing the wall, before any of the screws knew what was happening. [] The Corned Beef came out first and initiated the ploy to get us down.

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