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put a fork into someone

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put a fork into someone

verb phrase

To show that someone or something is definitively finished; confirm failure: If American businesses don't catch up you can ''put a fork into 'em. They're done''

[1990s+; fr the cook's way of testing whether something baked or roasted is ready to serve]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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