the joint


US slang
: prison
five years in the joint

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Five years later, Kekich and Kafouros continue to act as the joint’s chief operating officer and CEO, respectively. Abigail Gruskin, Baltimore Sun, 20 Apr. 2023 Arthritis The long-term risk of arthritis in the knee after meniscus surgery is significantly higher compared to arthritis in the general population because some or all of the cartilage has been removed so there is less cushioning in the joint. Jonathan Cluett, Md, Verywell Health, 13 Apr. 2023 Walking Lunge Safety Tips Walking lunges are a safe and effective exercise for most individuals, but folks who have a history of knee injury may want to chat with their doctor before trying them, as the exercise can place additional stress on the joint, says Henry. Women's Health, 25 Mar. 2023 So having Russia run the joint as rotating president underscores how feckless the U.N. is in enforcing anything like global order. The Editorial Board,, 3 Apr. 2023 Yet that’s also indicative of the cynical way in which this sequel has seemingly been thrown together, despite attracting the likes of Laurent and Mark Strong to help class up the joint. Brian Lowry, CNN, 31 Mar. 2023 What happens next for SSVB Shanghai government officials and banking regulators met over the weekend, with speculation centered on SPD buying out SVB’s portion of the joint venture. John Engen, Quartz, 15 Mar. 2023 The Shanghai company said the joint venture isn’t affected by the turmoil surrounding the US lender, and urged clients to stay calm. Bloomberg News,, 11 Mar. 2023 Stalwarts such as SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance, the joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, would probably compete for those. Christian Davenport, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The joint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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