One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British informal Die.‘she looked as if she might peg out any moment’
pass away, pass on, lose one's life, depart this life, expire, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, lay down one's life, be no more, perish, be lost, go the way of the flesh, go the way of all flesh, go to glory, go to one's last resting place, go to meet one's maker, cross the great divide, cross the styxView synonyms
- ‘The man grinding the flour suggested this activity was healthier than a modern gym workout (not that healthy, we decided: half of all Viking women pegged out at 35).’
- ‘After such a marathon 64 years on top, it was scarcely surprising when the Empress of India finally pegged out almost 100 years ago today.’
- ‘Chekhov pegged out while taking a cure in Badenweiler.’
- ‘I'll likely peg out in front of the tv on Friday night with the tension of it all.’
2Score the winning point at cribbage.
- ‘It is not necessary to reach 121 exactly - you can peg out by scoring 2 more when you were on 120 and still win.’
Hit the peg with the ball as the final stroke in a game.
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