In Reply to: I'll swing for you posted by Steve Fowley on April 28, 2009 at 21:18:
: During the 1960s many people would say "I'll swing for you" which I always thought meant I will kill you and suffer the consequences on the gallows, your explanation seems to give this meaning little credence but does give it as a possible explanation. Surely this can be the only explanation?
I've only heard that phrase as meaning 'I will swing a punch at you'. It is sommonly used that way here in the UK.