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British slang (dated) for a prison


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and instead pool in all the money that is normally or usually incurred in expenses for Losar for new food, new clothes, in this special initiative fund that we want to create for when Tibet will be a free country," Chokey added.
In the last three years, Mugabe has closed three newspapers and thrown 70 Zimbabwean journalists into chokey.
And he stunned police by opting for some time in chokey.
Or,perhaps not,as a jury might say,handing down a guilty verdict and a spell in chokey.
Chokey indicated that the note and cash are to be delivered to Beloit after bankruptcy court approval but not before March 31, 2000.
But his portrayal -- offensive at times in the manner of the 1920s, yet not always, for Chokey has a sardonic way with words -- has far more to do with his blackness than his presumed American-ness.
Now he's in chokey, he may talk of himself in the same bracket as Nelson Mandela or Aung San Suu Kyi.
Yet Thatcher is facing 15 years in the chokey while Tony Blair is running the country and getting a standing ovation from the party faithful.
Back in Los Angeles, a court is still trying to decide whether Dawnette Knight, the woman accused of stalking our Zeta, should face trial and a possible 19 years in chokey.
He says it's unfair to expect Paul Dickov, Keith Gillespie and Frank Sinclair to remain in chokey while the legal niceties are sorted out.
Call me cynical, but if we continue to send mums and dads to chokey for the sins of their sons and daughters isn't there a slight danger that parent-hating, school-hating scallies will soon put two and two together and (for the first time in their lives) not get five?
Chokey as executive vice president of Law and Government Affairs for the company.
THOSE who think we should ditch community service and just build more prisons might care to look at what happened in the US when they brought in policies such as three strikes and you're out - or rather in the chokey for good.
NOW, before sleuths crash through the door of Paul Parker's home and lead him off to chokey, I'd like to set the record straight.
Well, if the Muslims at Brixton nick are so offended at having to sit on the loo looking at Mecca, they might like to think that if they were strictly following the rules of Islam they wouldn't be chucked into chokey in the first place.