take the gas pipe

take the gas pipe

euphemism To kill oneself. A reference to the practice of putting one's head in an oven without a pilot light and turning the gas on, resulting in asphyxiation. I only found out recently that Tom's dad died many years ago by taking the gas pipe. I was at such a low point in my life that I was ready to take the gas pipe, but thankfully a good friend helped me out of my terrible depression.
See also: gas, pipe, take

take the gas pipe

verb
See also: gas, pipe, take

take the pipe

1. and take the gas pipe tv. to commit suicide. (Originally by inhaling gas.) The kid was dropping everything in sight and finally took the pipe.
2. tv. to fail to perform under pressure; to cave in. (From sense 1) Don’t take the pipe, man. Stick in there!
See also: pipe, take