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Shinola Line breaks: Shin|ola
Pronunciation: /ʃʌɪˈnəʊlə/

Definition of Shinola in English:

noun

[mass noun] US trademark
1A brand of boot polish.
Example sentences
  • There's another reason the Huskers need a little Shinola for their 11-1 season.
  • Shinola seems to have been a fairly cheap and cheerful product.
1.1 informal Used as a euphemism for ‘shit’: there’ll be the same old Shinola on television

Phrases

neither shit nor Shinola

1
vulgar slang Neither one thing nor the other.
Example sentences
  • If not, if you are a brain dead dittohead, you know neither shit nor Shinola.
  • Besides, it's her cat and her money and it don't matter shit nor Shinola to anybody else how she spends it.

not know shit from Shinola

2
vulgar slang Used to indicate that someone is ignorant or innocent: a doctor who doesn’t know shit from Shinola
More example sentences
  • Isn't the essence of the appeal of the Big Four awards shows the very fact that ‘experts’ pick the winners, ‘the people’ not knowing shit from Shinola as often as not?
  • Lee Dupont has been around since long before the death lens and company card, and knows shit from Shinola when it comes to video work and professional skateboarding.
  • See how many drinks his wallet will buy for you while you pretend he knows shit from Shinola.

Origin

Early 20th century: from shine + -ola (suffix chiefly in US usage).

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