a term once used by barbers to politely ask a customer if they would like to buy a packet of condoms.
Years ago it was illegal for shops to trade on a Sunday and most shops only opened for a few hours on a Sat morning also most local chemists only opened Mon - Fri. Men would often visit the barbers on a Friday evening to tidy them selves up for a date or evening in with the wife etc. the barber would usually offer the condoms as an add on sale at the end, by saying either "Would Sir like anything for the weekend?" or "something for the weekend, Sir?"
To describe a useless object or person.
About as useful as a one legged man in an arse kicking contest...
something that is imposable to do
1) it's like trying to plat fog
2) I've got more chance of platting fog.....
A leg of salmon is usually used as a joke in the work place and is generally used to test the gullibility of a new employee. It starts off by the manager or someone of senior authority asking the unsuspecting employee to carry out a personal favour for them. In this case the boss has asked the new employee if he/she minds going to the fish mongers to collect the leg of salmon that the boss had ordered earlier. Wanting to impress his/hers new boss the new employee (not giving a second thought of what he/she has been asked to do) willingly obliges to go on the errand only to be told by the fishmonger (in the tone of 1+1=2) that salmon don't have legs and return back to their place of work (usually to be greeted by hysterical laughter) looking as pink as a salmon.
Jimmy: "Yes Sir."
Boss: "Could I ask a favour?"
Jimmy: "Certainly Sir."
Boss: "The CEO has called a meeting this afternoon and I have ordered a leg of salmon from the fishmongers over the road, please could you collect it for me, as I wont have time after the meeting. All you have to say is "I have come to collect the leg of salmon reserved for Mr Smith".
Jimmy: "Oh yes Sir. I'll do it straight away Sir."
A term used by the military to describe an act of insubordination.
If a member of the military refuses to carry out a task or instruction which is part of their normal line duty then they are described as Refusing to Soldier. This is a very serious offence as it is classed as insubordination, which is serious enough for the offerer to be sent to military prison.
To describe a someone who gives little or no contribution to a task.
"Jenny didn't help at all, she just stood around like a spare dick in a fucking contest"
A term used to describe something that is impossible to do
1) it's like trying to sculpt water.
2) I have more chance of sculpting water then....