cigar-store\ Indian

n. phr.
A wooden statue of an Indian which in the past was placed in front of a cigar store.

A cigar store Indian used to mean a cigar store in the same way a barber pole still means a barber shop.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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