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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