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Re: To pop one's clogs

Posted by Henry on January 31, 2004

In Reply to: To pop one's clogs posted by Larry Baruch on January 31, 2004

: To pop one's clogs means to die but what is it's origin?

Possibly to pawn one's clogs. As clogs were once essential, this would only be done if one had no further need of them - if one was dead.