go for your tea


go for your tea
   Irish
   to be murdered
   A usage and practice of the IRA, of which the etymology is unclear:
    'If they've got names it'll be a leak from over the water. Some loose-mouthed bastard will be going for his tea.' She knew the euphemism for execution. (Strong, 1994)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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