walletectomy

walletectomy

A regionally popular portmanteau for an expensive elective procedure, often some form of removal, performed in the UK in the private sector—e.g., due to expensive cost, one’s “wallet” is “-ectomied” in the procedure as well.
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The condition has a simple remedy - a 'walletectomy' - carry your wallet somewhere else.
AN American doctor prescribes a full "walletectomy" for patients complaining of mysterious pains in the thighs and lower back.