take the count


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take the (long) count

Sl. to die. (Fig. on a boxer being counted out and losing a fight.) The poor cat took the long count at last. I'm too young to take the count.
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take the count

verb
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take the count

1. To be defeated.
2. Sports To be counted out in boxing.
See also: count, take