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Definition of (one's) turn in the barrel

(one's) turn in the barrel

noun

  • a dirty or unpleasant task that one must do since it is part of one's share of the work, and that others have taken their turn doing before them. In the military, it is sometimes referred to doing KP, but in times of combat, might have been used to mean taking on a very dangerous chore such as walking point on recon.

    There is a vulgar joke associated with the phrase about soldiers putting their penises through a hole in a barrel to receive oral sex. When a new recruit asked who was in the barrel, he was ordered to shut up. Several days later he was told it was his "turn in the barrel." I'm not sure if the vulgar joke is the source of the phrase. In spite of its crude references I have heard Generals and Admirals on CNN use the term to describe taking their turn at an unpleasant task.
    I did that last week. Now it's your turn in the barrel.

    Last edited on Oct 26 2011. Submitted by Dan H. from Birmingham, AL, USA on Dec 17 2001.

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Other terms relating to 'barrel':

Definitions include: to move very quickly, especially through something.
Definitions include: About as atrocious as can be, e.g.
Definitions include: Beyond totally atrocious.
Definitions include: A penis.

Other terms relating to 'in':

Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
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Definitions include: See barge in.
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Definitions include: never.

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Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
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Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: meaning caring about everything.

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Definitions include: a good book.
Definitions include: to ignore a misdeed.
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Definitions include: to go to bed.
Definitions include: to search very thoroughly.
Definitions include: fully equipped and ready to go.
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Definitions include: to no longer give attention to.
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