peas and rice

1. noun
A Jamaican dish of rice and any of several varieties of peas or beans
An approximate rhyme for Jesus Christ

He said, “Lord, Jesus Christ, peas and rice. That is what Bill is always wantin’—money! money! money!” He give me the money and put me back on the black hoss and sent me home.


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