die with your knees bent


die with your knees bent
   American
   to be killed in an electric chair
   Sitting down at the time:
    ... the awful tide of dismay in their eyes as they realized they were going to die with their knees bent. (King, 1996)
   To die in a horse's nightcap or die in your shoes meant to be killed by hanging.

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