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hop the twig (or stick)

Definition of hop the twig or stick in English:

British informal Depart suddenly or die.
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.
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Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ôrˈTHōəpē
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words