Tinker, tailor, …

the first words of an old children’s rhyme. It is usually said when counting things, such as the stones from fruit that has just been eaten, in order to see what the child will be when he or she grows up. The full version is:
Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor,
Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief.

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