will there be anything else?


will there be anything else?
   obsolete
   do you wish to buy condoms?
   The question was asked of adult males by their barber, when condoms were not sold openly in places to which women went and were freely available through barbers' shops:
    ... the days when one's barber, hoping to sell a packet of Durex, used to murmur discreetly, 'Will there be anything else, sir?' {Sunday Telegraph, 27 March 1994 — and they still called a customer 'sir')

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