A [Short] Quote from SLATE

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Mar 17 12:50:20 UTC 2001

>... only eight senators hopped the twig.

Partridge shows "hop the twig" = "die" -- from 1797, and apparently used in
WW II (RAF[?]). I don't think I've ever encountered it before either: maybe
it's largely British?

-- Doug Wilson

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