peg out

peg out
1) PHRASAL VERB If someone pegs out, they are too exhausted to carry on with what they have been doing. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V P] I nipped round the corner for a quick beer and nearly pegged out on the spot.

2) PHRASAL VERB If you say that someone pegs out, you mean that they die. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V P] I thought the oldest were going to peg out.

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  • peg out — phrasal verb Word forms peg out : present tense I/you/we/they peg out he/she/it pegs out present participle pegging out past tense pegged out past participle pegged out British 1) [intransitive] informal to die 2) [intransitive] informal to fall… …   English dictionary

  • peg out — vb to die. The first version of the phrase is currently more fashionable than the ear lier peg out, which appeared in the USA in the mid 19th century, inspired by the use of pegs in the game of cribbage ( pegging out was finishing the game). The… …   Contemporary slang

  • peg out —    to die    Not necessarily of drink but from the scoring at cribbage, where the first to finish moves his peg to the end of a row of holes on a board and pegs out …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • peg out — 1》 informal, chiefly Brit. die. 2》 score the winning point at cribbage. 3》 Croquet hit the peg with the ball as the final stroke in a game. → peg …   English new terms dictionary

  • peg out — Meaning Die. Origin Taken from the scoring in card games like Crib in which the score is kept on a pegboard and the game ends when the first person pegs out …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • peg out — mark with pegs; hang out laundry; die (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peg out —  1. Die.    ♣ I m pegging out for a drink. I would very much like a drink.  2. End. Stop …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • peg out — intransitive verb Date: 1854 chiefly British die …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peg out — verb a) to finish a game of croquet b) to die …   Wiktionary

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