- go for a burton, British Slang.
- to be lost, missing, or destroyed.
- to die.
Origin of burton2
First recorded in 1940–45; orig. disputed
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- nautical a kind of light hoisting tackle
- go for a burton British slang
- to be broken, useless, or lost
- to die
C15: of uncertain origin
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