over the broomstick


over the broomstick
   obsolete
   cohabiting and copulating outside marriage
   The outcome if you decided to jump the broomstick:
    ... this woman in Garradstreet here, had been married very young, over the broomstick (as we say), to a tramping man. (C. Dickens, 1861)

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