boxed on the table

boxed on the table

slang Died in surgery. We did everything we could, but the patient boxed on the table.
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boxed on the table

Sl. died on the (operating) table. (Medical.) The surgeon did the best job possible, but the patient boxed on the table. Another patient boxed on the table. That's three this month.
See also: box, on, table