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What does the third degree mean?

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the third degree

Give someone or get the third degree designates a close interrogation.

The use of the phrase is derived from the brutal form of police interrogation of the same name, well-known in the American crime fiction.

The origin of the phrase may refer to the third degree of Freemasonry and the rigorous procedures to advance to that level.


I don't know why you always give me the third degree every time I hang out with my friends.

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