Citations:clamp it

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English citations of clamp it

sense: send someone to the electric chair (?)[edit]

  • 1955, Rex Stout, "The Next Witness", in Three Witnesses, October 1994 Bantam edition, ISBN 0553249592, page 1:
    That morning, watching him at the chore of trying to persuade a jury to clamp it on Leonard Ashe for the murder of Marie Wallis, I thought he was pretty good and might be better when he had warmed up.