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eat (one's) gun

To commit suicide by shooting oneself in the head through the roof of one's mouth. Tom was so overcome with grief after his sister died that he ate his gun shortly thereafter.
See also: eat, gun
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Judith Yaphe, who teaches at the National Defense University and was a senior intelligence analyst for many years at the CIA, had this to say when I asked if she was surprised he didn't eat his gun rather than be captured like a filthy rat: