"hop the twig" Definition

  1. to run away; also, a flippant expression meaning to die. Many similar phrases are used by the thoughtless and jocose, as “laying down one’s knife and fork,” “pegging out,” from the game of cribbage, and “snuffing it.” A new form of this phraseology is to say that a man has “given up” or “given in.”

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Position in the dictionary: 1692 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: hopping giles, hoppo, hornswoggle, horrors, horse, horse chaunter, horse marine, horse nails, horse nails., horsebreaker.
Previous words in the dictionary: hop o’ my thumb, hop merchant, hop, hooks, hookey walker!, hook um snivey, hook or by crook, hook it, hook, honour bright

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