pop one's clogs

pop one's clogs
vb
British
to die.
A humorous, sometimes incon-gruously light-hearted phrase popular e.g. with TV presenters, disc jockeys and other entertainers. 'Pop' here is probably the old slang word for pawn, the suggestion being that when the fam-ily member dies, his or her clogs are sold.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • pop one's clogs — (euphemistic) To die • • • Main Entry: ↑clog pop one s clogs see under ↑clog • • • Main Entry: ↑pop …   Useful english dictionary

  • pop one's clogs — ► pop off (or Brit. pop one s clogs) informal die. Main Entry: ↑pop …   English terms dictionary

  • pop one's clogs Brit. — pop one s clogs Brit. informal die. → pop …   English new terms dictionary

  • pop one's clogs — verb To die. The old man has popped his clogs finally …   Wiktionary

  • pop one's clogs —    This is a euphemistic way of saying that a person is dead.     Nobody lives in that house since old Roger popped his clogs …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pop one's clogs — Vrb phrs. To die. E.g. I m afraid old Fred has finally popped his clogs …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • pop — Ⅰ. pop [1] ► VERB (popped, popping) 1) make or cause to make a sudden short explosive sound. 2) go or come quickly or unexpectedly. 3) put or place quickly. 4) (of a person s eyes) open wide and appear to bulge. 5) …   English terms dictionary

  • pop off — ► pop off (or Brit. pop one s clogs) informal die. Main Entry: ↑pop …   English terms dictionary

  • pop — vb 1. British to pawn. The word has had this meaning since the 18th century. 2. See pop one s clogs 3a. to take (an illicit drug) orally. The expression refers particularly to amphet amines or barbiturates rather than hallu cinogenics such as LSD …   Contemporary slang

  • pop — pop1 verb (pops, popping, popped) 1》 make or cause to make a sudden sharp explosive sound. 2》 (often pop in/out) go or come for a short time, often without notice.     ↘(pop off) informal die. 3》 put or place quickly in a particular position. 4》… …   English new terms dictionary

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