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Thursday, 26 December 2019

Walk the plank

Walk the plank.
- To be forced to accept the consequences of something.
- If someone in a position of authority walks the plank, they accept responsibility for something bad that has happened and leave their position

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Usage:
- Key executives should walk the plank first when things go spectacularly wrong.
- Will vulnerable Democrats 'walk the plank' on impeachment?

Origin:
- Many people believe that pirates used to kill their prisoners by forcing them to walk along a plank or gangplank sticking out from the edge of a ship until they fell into the sea.

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