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In hockey, to score a goal. Derived from an oft-repeated line from the film, The Silence of the Lambs, as uttered by the character Buffalo Bill: "It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again. It puts the lotion in the basket."
"Jagr leads the team in scoring, but Lemieux is no slouch at putting the lotion in the basket either."

"Iginla breaks away, dekes left....and puts the lotion in the basket! His 20th of the season."
by Nat Turner August 25, 2006
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In hockey, to score a goal. Derived from an oft-repeated line from the film, The Silence of the Lambs, as uttered by the character Buffalo Bill: "It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again. It puts the lotion in the basket."
"Jagr leads the team in scoring, but Lemieux is no slouch at putting the lotion in the basket either."

"Iginla breaks away, dekes left....and puts the lotion in the basket! His 20th of the season."
by Nat Turner August 26, 2006
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