peg out

peg out
to die. The first version of the phrase is currently more fashionable than the ear-lier peg out, which appeared in the USA in the mid-19th century, inspired by the use of pegs in the game of cribbage ('pegging-out' was finishing the game). The form peg out may also mean to col-lapse exhausted or fail in one's efforts.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • peg out — transitive verb 1. : to put out of the game in croquet by making (a rover ball) hit the stake 2. : to toss out or allow to run out (as a line) : pay out intransitive verb 1. a. : to end one s play by pegging out one s ball in croquet …   Useful english dictionary

  • peg out — phrasal verb Word forms peg out : present tense I/you/we/they peg out he/she/it pegs out present participle pegging out past tense pegged out past participle pegged out British 1) [intransitive] informal to die 2) [intransitive] informal to fall… …   English dictionary

  • peg out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If someone pegs out, they are too exhausted to carry on with what they have been doing. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V P] I nipped round the corner for a quick beer and nearly pegged out on the spot. Syn: flake out 2) PHRASAL VERB If you say …   English dictionary

  • peg out —    to die    Not necessarily of drink but from the scoring at cribbage, where the first to finish moves his peg to the end of a row of holes on a board and pegs out …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • peg out — 1》 informal, chiefly Brit. die. 2》 score the winning point at cribbage. 3》 Croquet hit the peg with the ball as the final stroke in a game. → peg …   English new terms dictionary

  • peg out — Meaning Die. Origin Taken from the scoring in card games like Crib in which the score is kept on a pegboard and the game ends when the first person pegs out …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • peg out — mark with pegs; hang out laundry; die (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peg out —  1. Die.    ♣ I m pegging out for a drink. I would very much like a drink.  2. End. Stop …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • peg out — intransitive verb Date: 1854 chiefly British die …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peg out — verb a) to finish a game of croquet b) to die …   Wiktionary

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