Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What does a piece of schlock mean in the following phrase?

"You aren't in this game to write a piece of schlock."

share|improve this question

closed as general reference by RegDwigнt May 28 '13 at 19:17

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

Some context would be helpful but:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlock

Schlock is an English word of Yiddish origin meaning "something cheap, shoddy, or inferior

The speaker is telling the subject not to write something low quality.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.