swing for

swing for something

Fig. [for someone] to die by hanging for committing a crime. The sheriff swore that Tex would swing for the killing. Max said he would not swing for something that Lefty had done.
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As far as having a swing for two or more adults, they tend to get the push me/pull me thing going on and are not able to really swing.
The James Greenop Foundation, set up following the death of Everton FC fan James after he was knocked down on Speke Road, Garston last October, donated the final PS500 needed to buy a swing for his garden.
com), the leader in active lifestyle mobile applications, announced the launch of Tiger Woods: My Swing for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Because Judge is not merely celebrating swing for its own sake; he's trying to make a larger point about the state of society.