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I'll be hanged
I am very surprised, as in,
Well, I'll be hanged; there's Susan
I'll be hanged if I
. Under no circumstances will I, as in
I'll be hanged if I let you do that
. Both of these hyperbolic colloquial usages allude to being executed by hanging.
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