drop off the hooks

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drop off the hooks

obsolete To perish or die. If the Duke should drop off the hooks before his will is revised, the estate would pass to his eldest son instead of me. And who, pray tell, will provide for you once I've dropped off the hooks?
See also: drop, hook, off
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