bis zur Vergasung

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: "until the gasification", referring to soldiers during the First World War remaining at their post until killed by poison gas[1]

Prepositional phrase[edit]

bis zur Vergasung

  1. (possibly offensive) ad nauseam

Usage notes[edit]

Given the use of gas chambers in the perpetration of the Holocaust, this expression can be considered distasteful.

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