fall off (one's) perch

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fall off (one's) perch

slang To die. I hope not to fall off my perch until I'm old and gray.
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fall off the perch

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fall off your perch

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED, INFORMAL
If someone falls off the perch or falls off their perch, they die. Note: A perch is a pole, branch or other place where a bird sits to rest. He fell off the perch years ago. Note: Other verbs such as drop or topple can be used instead of fall. He'll topple off his perch one morning. You know how it is. Note: This expression is used humorously.
See also: fall, off, perch
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But much as I admire Johnny Murtagh he nearly made me fall off my perch when Henrythenavigator edged a thriller with Ravens Pass for the Sussex Stakes.
Because it might be of interest to the public does not mean it is in their interest and I, for one, would like to declare my interest - which is that I will fall off my perch if I hear one more peep from that pair.