the slammer

noun

informal
: a prison or jail
He got 10 years in the slammer.

Examples of the slammer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taylor Swift is fresh out the slammer, and right back into the Eras Tour grind. Lauren Huff, EW.com, 9 May 2024 So far the longest time one of them has spent in the slammer is 13 years: In 2012, Allen Stanford was sentenced to 110 years for selling $7 billion of fraudulent certificates of deposits in one of the largest Ponzi schemes ever. Devin Sean Martin, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 His fine was $50 million and possible time in the slammer. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Feb. 2024 There's something undeniably sweet about this perennial classic, despite that, if it were made today, he'd be handcuffed and thrown in the slammer. Chris Nashawaty, EW.com, 28 Nov. 2023 After more than a year in the slammer, Atlanta rapper Young Thug has released a new album from jail. Deasia Paige, ajc, 23 June 2023 The charges are much steeper this time though, and John must call in a favor to ensure Summer doesn't spend most of her life in the slammer. Matt Cabral, EW.com, 11 Nov. 2022 Even if there weren’t many laughs to be had through all the tears shed in Monday's finale, which ended with Saul (Bob Odenkirk) in the slammer for the rest of his life, separated by razor wire from his one true love, Kim (Rhea Seehorn). Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2022 Others involved in the investigation who took a plea deal were only put in the slammer for five to seven years. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021

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“The slammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20slammer. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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