go to heaven in a string


go to heaven in a string
   obsolete
   to be hanged
   The fate of 16th-century English Roman Catholics when dynastic changes prevented their continued burning of Protestants:
    Then may he boldly take his swing, and go to Heaven in a string. (T. Ward, 1708, quoted in ODEP)

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