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go under the knife

slang To undergo surgery. My dad is going under the knife on Thursday to try and clear the blockage in his heart.
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go under the knife

Fig. to submit to surgery; to have surgery done on oneself. She goes under the knife tomorrow for her gallbladder. Frank lives in constant fear of having to go under the knife.
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go (or be) under the knife

have surgery. informal
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go under the ˈknife

(informal) have a medical operation: Peter hates his nose so much that he’s seriously considering going under the knife to have it made smaller.
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But the keeper insists he must then go under the knife to cure his knee injury.
He was feeling his achilles, then it was his groin and I think he felt the best solution was to go under the knife.
And the surgeon - who worked with King of Pop Michael Jackson - insisted it will be easy for stars to go under the knife as some procedures can be done over lunch.
I don't want the biggest boobs in the world and, to be honest, I would take them out and downsize them but I don't want to go under the knife again," she said.
She's happy to go under the knife to keep looking good, so you won't have to worry that she'll let herself go.
The England international will go under the knife next week and early indications are that he could be out until the end of October.
Coincidentally, McLeish - who is adamant Andrews will go under the knife - was McSkimming's boss at Well when he was injured.
He was feeling his Achilles, then it was his groin and I think that he felt the best solution was to go under the knife.
Greg Wooten will go under the knife within the next two weeks.
London, Sept 2 (ANI): A study has found that most women, who have cosmetic surgery, refuse to believe that it is vanity that motivates them to go under the knife.
The number of men looking to go under the knife has jumped by 20% over the last five years and the Harley Medical Group think this trend will continue despite the recession.
But he landed awkwardly in training which caused further damage to his elbow and must go under the knife to fix the problem.
The 28-year-old Gloucester tighthead, who joins Jonny Wilkinson and Lewis Moody on the sidelines, must undergo surgery for the second time in under 18 months and will be out of action for 12 weeks after a decision was taken for him to go under the knife this Friday in an attempt to rectify a bulging disc.
Iranians Ladan and Laleh Beijani, who were born with fused skulls, will go under the knife in a potentially lethal operation that is set to last 48 hours at a hospital in Singapore.
After his fifth operation, he wrote his wife, Gloria, a note, insisting he would rather die than go under the knife again.