go for a burton
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Originated in the RAF in World War II. Unknown beyond that, but may have some association with beer.
- (Britain, of a person) To be killed
- (Britain, of a person or object) to be lost, spoiled or destroyed.
- "Go for a burton" in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds, 2004.