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Re: I'll swing for you

Posted by David FG on April 06, 2010 at 17:14

In Reply to: I'll swing for you posted by Thomas McCann on April 06, 2010 at 08:11:

: The saying "I'll swing for you"! to most people The saying "I'll swing for you"! to most people The saying "I'll swing for you"! to most people I have asked recently what it means, their reply is usually "it means to swing a punch at someone, though I feel it may have deeper origins back to times when the gallows were in use and the term "I'll swing for you" or "I'll swing for him/them" meant someone saying it would be basically meaning, I'll kill him/her/them and I don't care about the consequences, even swinging at the end of the hangmans rope at the gallows. I wonder if anyone has any information on this, many thanks.

It's the latter. It means 'I will kill you and take the consequences (the gallows).'

DFG