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Two stone gargoyles flanked the staff-room door. As Harry approached, one of them croaked, 'You should be in class, Sonny Jim.'

This is urgent,' said Harry curtly.

'Ooooh, urgent, is it?' said the other gargoyle in a high-pitched voice. 'Well, that's put us in our place, hasn't it?' (OP17)

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Br.: An old-fashioned phrase used when speaking to a man or boy, suggesting that he has done something wrong (OP17).

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