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take a dive

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To fall in a feigned knockdown or knockout; lose a fight, game, etc, dishonestly; tank: He refused to take a dive, so they took him out (1942+ Sports)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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