big house

big house
n. a state or federal penitentiary.
It’s either go straight now or spend the rest of your life in the big house.
Two years in the big house is like two years in a custom-made hell.

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  • big house — ☆ big house or the n. Slang a penitentiary …   English World dictionary

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  • big house — {n.} A large jail or prison. * /The rapist will spend many years in the big house./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • big house — {n.} A large jail or prison. * /The rapist will spend many years in the big house./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • big house — noun Prison, jail. He was 38 years old and had been in the big house twice for shooting scrapes …   Wiktionary

  • big\ house — noun A large jail or prison. The rapist will spend many years in the big house …   Словарь американских идиом

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