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something for the weekend



something for the weekend (uncountable)

  1. (euphemistic) A condom.
    • 2009, David Fowler, National Service, Elvis and Me! (page 69)
      When they had finished your haircut and were moving towards the till, they would lean over, pull a display box from behind a row of hair potions on the shelf, finger the box which you then saw contained condoms – normally Durex in those days – and ask, “Something for the weekend, Sir?” – even if it was only Monday! The first few times this happened to me was around 1955 and after having just left school and started work, I was extremely naïve and hadn't a clue what the barber meant.