boxed on the table

box on the table

slang To die in surgery. We did everything we could, but the patient boxed on the table.
See also: box, on, table

boxed on the table

slang Died in surgery. We did everything we could, but the patient boxed on the table.
See also: box, on, table
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

boxed on the table

Sl. died on the (operating) table. (Medical.) The surgeon did the best job possible, but the patient boxed on the table. Another patient boxed on the table. That's three this month.
See also: box, on, table
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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