gone for a Burton


gone for a Burton
• Rhyming Slang for the town 'Burton-on-Trent' meaning 'went' or 'to leave'.

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  • gone for a Burton — 1. Drowned, dead (RAF sl) 2. Destroyed 3. Lost 4. Missing 5. No longer in existence • • • Main Entry: ↑Burton * * * gone for a burton british informal old fashioned …   Useful english dictionary

  • gone for a burton — (UK) If something s gone for a burton, it has been spoiled or ruined. If a person has gone for a burton, they are either in serious trouble or have died …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • gone for a burton — (UK)    If something s gone for a burton, it has been spoiled or ruined. If a person has gone for a burton, they are either in serious trouble or have died.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Gone for a burton —   (UK)   If something s gone for a burton, it has been spoiled or ruined. If a preson has gone for a burton, they are either in serious trouble or have died …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • gone for a burton — British, old fashioned to be broken, spoiled or dead. There s our quiet evening gone for a burton! …   New idioms dictionary

  • gone for a burton — (Slang) missing, broken; (British Slang) shot down, dead …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gone for a burton — British informal old fashioned destroyed, lost, or dead …   English dictionary

  • go for a Burton — Verb phrs. 1. To break or become inoperative. Originally meaning dead or lost in action, from the RAF during the Second World War. The etymology is unproven although there are various speculations, including a connection with an advertising… …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • go for a burton — Brit informal + old fashioned : to be lost, broken, or ruined Our holiday plans have gone for a burton. • • • Main Entry: ↑burton …   Useful english dictionary

  • Burton-upon-Trent — Koordinaten 52° 48′ N, 1° 39′ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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