wooden kimono

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wooden kimono ‎(plural wooden kimonos)

  1. (US, slang) A coffin.
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow & Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 19:
      I expected the man to show up any minute with his tape measure to outfit me with a wooden kimono.