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When the judge sentences a convice to life in prison, but the sentence allows for parole or early release after a number of years.
Convicted murderer to public defender: "You did nothin' for me man... I'll spend my entire life in prison!"

Public defender to convicted murderer: "Chill dude, you'll be out in eight years... judge gave you a life-lie sentence!"
by UD Reader January 08, 2010
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