Student or Learner
Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
“I don’t think you’re going to get anywhere, Doug,” he warned. That man Ribber is a tough egg. He’s a two-time loser. He’s what is known as stir-wise, and he known enough to keep his mouth shut.
a two-time looser = iterated prisoner
stir-wise = an experienced prisoner
He was stir-wise, A tough man to question - he's already been in prison and it was difficult to interrogate.
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