Dictionary Entries for Charlie Chan at the Circus
We have several entries from Charlie Chan at the Circus for our Chan Dictionary this week!
DOPE: Information .
(Lt. Macy: "Now, here's the dope.")
GRILLING (slang): To question relentlessly, to cross-examine.
HONKY-TONKY: A cheap bar or dance hall.
(Lady Tiny: "He was only used to honky-tonks.")
JUG (slang): A jail.
(Lt. Macy: "I'm going to give them a few hours in the jug.")
ON THE UP AND UP (slang): The truth.
(Lt. Macy: "This marriage certificate is on the up and up.")
PINCH (slang): To take into custody.
(Lt. Macy: " . . . I'm going to pinch the whole show.")
(1) A dance of Cuban origin, combining complex footwork with a pronounced movement of the hips.
(2) A modern ballroom adaptation of this dance.
(3) Music for this dance or in this style.