Three-quarters or 3/4

E. Cobham Brewer 1810-1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.

Three-quarters or 3/4.

Rhyming slang for the neck. This certainly is a most ingenious perversion. " Three-quarters of a peck" rhymes with neck, so, in writing, an expert simply sets down 3/4.

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