Turkish medal


Turkish medal
   obsolete British
   an inadvertently exposed trouser fly-button
   A warning in the pre-zip days from one male to another, from the casual way in which some Turks wear Western-style dress:
    Their flybuttons were undone, and now I could understand why these buttons were called Turkish medals' by British soldiers in the First World War. (Theroux, 1975)

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