- angle with a silver hook
- obsoleteto pretend to have caught a fish which you have boughtNot the behaviour of a sportsman or a gentleman. There followed some figurative use, to indicate willingness to accept a bribe.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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