permanent shave

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A throat-slitting.

Etymology:

  • From the early 1900s, presumably a pun on permanent wave.
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(ghost brandishing a noose:) “Brother, you sure gonna get your face lifted.” (ghost brandishing a razor:) “And a permanent shave! Ha! Ha! Ha!”

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'permanent shave':

permanent shaveUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see permanent,‎ shave.
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