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Friday 04 Aug 2006: When the Ghost walks
"When the Ghost walks" is actors' jargon for pay day. The origin of this expression is not clear; according to some, the ghost was the stage manager, who walked among the cast distributing their wages in packets. Others claim that it is a reference to the Ghost from Hamlet, a play which usually brought in big audiences and hence actors could be certain to be paid.

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