walk the plank

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walk the plank

walking the plank (1)
  1. (historical) On a pirate ship, to walk off a plank of wood into the ocean. Used as a method of killing.
  2. (figuratively) To be forced to resign from a position in an organization.
    After I was caught selling company secrets, I'm not surprised they made me walk the plank.

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