pop one's clogs

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.

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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 — 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 …   Contemporary slang

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

  • 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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