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cockney rhyming slang

noun [U] uk   us  
a type of slang in which certain words are used instead of other words that they rhyme with: In cockney rhyming slang, "apples and pears" means "stairs".Forms of the English language
(Definition of cockney rhyming slang from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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