Значение идиомы cigar-store Indian

[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.


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Чарльз диккенс на английский языку.
Значение идиомы cigar-store Indian