Share this entry
hop the twig (or stick)

Definition of hop the twig or stick in English:

British informal Depart suddenly or die: he takes poison and hops the twig just as True Love bursts in
More example sentences
  • It was the best Frankie Howerd impersonation I've seen since the man himself hopped the twig.
  • I see Ronald Reagan has hopped the twig, aged 93.
  • I'm a donor, and my wishes won't be overruled if I hop the twig.
See parent entry: hop
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources