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ride the lightning

To be put to death by means of the electric chair. Primarily heard in US. Scores of inmates rode the lightning while he was warden of the prison. We're going to make sure you ride the lightning for what you've done!
See also: lightning, ride
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ride the lightning

be executed in the electric chair. US informal
See also: lightning, ride
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