on the cadge

on the cadge
on the cadge
Engaged in scrounging
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Main Entry:cadge

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Brit., informal looking for an opportunity to obtain something without paying for it

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  • cadge —    obsolete    to steal    The linguistic progression appears to have been from selling as an itinerant vendor to stealing, then to our modern meaning, to sponge or beg:     A thieving set of magpies cadgin ere and cadgin there. (M. Ward, 1895) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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