necktie party

   a lynching
   The necktie is the noose:
    The solitary bent branch enough to tell any Western fan that it would eventually be used for a necktie party. (Deighton, 1972)
   Also as a necktie sociable. The victim might be measured for a necktie:
    ... then he knew he was being measured for a necktie. (Price, 1985, and not by an outfitter)
   The outcome was to have his neck stretched:
    He shot the associate... and was taken off to have his neck stretched. (Bryson, 1995)
   or wear a designated necktie. After a revolt in the Baltic provinces in 1906, the Russian Prime Minister Stolypin caused more than 2,000 rebels to be shot or hanged:
    He followed on with such gusto that the noose became known as the 'Stolypin necktie'. (Moynahan, 1994 — this did not stop the British Ambassador in St Petersburg naming him as 'the most notable figure in Europe')

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  • necktie party — ☆ necktie party n. Slang a hanging; esp., a lynching …   English World dictionary

  • necktie party — noun An execution by hanging, especially a lynching. I expect Ill have an invite to a necktie party some day. . . . Im always afraid the wrong necktie will be mine. Were you ever lynched? …   Wiktionary

  • necktie party — {n.}, {slang} A hanging by a mob; lynching. * /Cattle thieves were stealing the rancher s cattle, but the cowboys caught them and had a necktie party./ Compare: STRING UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • necktie party — {n.}, {slang} A hanging by a mob; lynching. * /Cattle thieves were stealing the rancher s cattle, but the cowboys caught them and had a necktie party./ Compare: STRING UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • necktie\ party — noun slang A hanging by a mob; lynching. Cattle thieves were stealing the rancher s cattle, but the cowboys caught them and had a necktie party. Compare: string up …   Словарь американских идиом

  • necktie party — See a necktie party …   English idioms

  • necktie party — noun slang : lynching, hanging were threatened with mob violence, with tar and feathering and a necktie party Mari Sandoz …   Useful english dictionary

  • necktie party — Older Slang. a lynching or other execution by hanging. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • necktie party — noun N. Amer. informal a lynching or hanging …   English new terms dictionary

  • a necktie party — a hanging, a lynching    If the men catch the outlaw, they want to have a necktie party …   English idioms

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