clip joint

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a place of entertainment where high prices are charged for poor entertainment

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Having paid a visit or two to these sports-themed clip joints, it's obvious what basic element they lack -- a manly menu of styles, based on athletic hero worship.
The clip joints that are greyhound tracks will echo ever more eerily for a while; and then, one has to suppose, the game will simply die, its memory kept alive perhaps by the virtual version its owners have shown they're perfectly happy to peddle instead.
These clubs are a far cry from the dingy East End pubs where women stripped and passed around a pint glass for tips or the ultra-sleazy clip joints of Soho.
Along with older brother Charlie, the twins had first made their mark as professional boxers in the 50s, using their physical strength to extend their 'business interests' running clubs and cheap clip joints.
The starting point is a clean-up operation of Soho's notorious clip joints - places where punters were taken for a ride in more ways than one, though never in the way they hoped for.