I'll be hanged


1

I am very surprised, as in, Well, I'll be hanged; there's Susan.

2

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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