One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the poor devil's been done in’
kill, put to death, do to death, put an end to, finish off, take the life of, end the life of, murder, assassinate, execute, slaughter, butcher, wipe out, mow down, shoot down, cut down
dispatch, liquidate, exterminate, eliminate, eradicate, destroy
do away with, bump off, knock off, polish off, top, take out, snuff out, snuff, erase, croak, stiff, zap, blow away, blow someone's brains out, give someone the works
North American ice, off, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke
North American euphemistic terminate with extreme prejudice
2‘the long walk home did me in’
wear out, tire out, exhaust, fatigue, weary, overtire, drain, prostrate, enervate, devitalize
fag out, shatter, whack, poop, take it out of
3‘I did my back in and I can't work any more’
injure, hurt, damage, maim, cripple, disable, paralyse
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