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Working for the man


Slave to a job. Sad commentary of poor people working for anyone rich and/or in authority. Forsaking one’s ideals to make a living. ‘Man’ in this reference typically refers to a white man in control of a situation, business or position of authority. (Compare to the Man.)

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