go home in a box

go home in a box

slang To die and thus return home in a coffin (a "box"). When I served in Vietnam, I definitely thought I'd be going home in a box, but luck was on my side, I guess. Are you sure you're not too tired to drive? I really don't want to go home in a box!
See also: box, go, home

go home in a box

Sl. to be shipped home dead. (Often said in exaggeration.) Hey, I'm too young to go home in a box. You had better be careful on this camping trip, or you'll go home in a box.
See also: box, go, home

go home in a box

in. to be shipped home dead. You had better be careful on this camping trip, or you’ll go home in a box.
See also: box, go, home