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hand in (one's) dinner pail

To die. If they invent a hoverboard before I hand in my dinner pail, I'm definitely going to try it, no matter how old I am.
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hand in your dinner pail

die. informal
A dinner pail was the bucket in which a workman formerly carried his dinner; compare with kick the bucket (at kick).
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Always in the bait box of youngsters eager to catch a bagful of tiddlers, to the pailful used by matchmen on visits to the Erne system.
There is no way of tracing the route by which a particular pailful of water taken from the sea arrived there; there is no way of saying from which source or sources it originally came" (Beer, 1981: 30).
Like the highly playful child with a pailful of Legos, a genius is constantly combining and recombining ideas, images, and thoughts in his conscious and subconscious minds.
Furthermore, the low price charged for beer by the pailful brought it within reach of even the poorest tenement dwellers.
Huge amounts of groundbait - at least a pailful - are emptied into `my swim' during the first hour.
I mixed up half a pailful and hurled it all in 20 yards from the tree- lined bankside.
We mixed up half a pailful of our previous mixture and then placed in the secret ingredient - worm extract.
Always in the bait box of youngsters eager to catch a bagful of tiddlers to the pailful used by matchmen on visits to the Erne system.