go up


go up
   1. obsolete
   to be killed by hanging
   Especially in 19th-century America. Occasionally also of natural death:
    You'd better give it up if you don't want to go up. (Cookson, 1969 — the thing to be given up was working with lead paint)
   2. to be under the influence of illegal narcotics
   When you be come up2, but may go down1 if you are caught.

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


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