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old lag

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime, Jail & punishment
old lagˌold ˈlag noun [countable] British English old-fashioned  SCCSCJsomeone who has been in prison many times
Examples from the Corpus
old lagPolitical loony, surprised thief, old lag with a grudge ... it's facts I want, not surmise.
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