rod in pickle

Definition of rod in pickle

: a reproof, punishment, or penalty ready for future application

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First Known Use of rod in pickle

1625, in the meaning defined above

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“Rod in pickle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rod%20in%20pickle. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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