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Out of the joint


(Old fashioned) Released from jail.  No longer in prison. ‘Joint’ in this phrase is old slang for a jail or prison or other confinement.

“My uncle has lived a quiet life ever since he got out of the joint and I can’t get him to discuss  his bank robberies in the past.”

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