stick (one's) spoon in the wall

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stick (one's) spoon in the wall

1. To move into a new place of residence. The phrase refers to an outdated practice of hanging a pouch for small tools on the wall of one's home. A: "Has she stuck her spoon in the wall?" B: "Yes, and she seems to be settling into her new place nicely."
2. To die. Did you hear that Walter stuck his spoon in the wall? What a shame. I think the funeral is next Tuesday.
See also: spoon, stick, wall