Goes for a six

Posted by Ted Byrne on October 23, 2005

I recently came across the phrase "goes for a six", which I had never seen/heard before. Googling the phrase turns up results from mostly British locations (or that have been influenced by Great Britain in the past, such as India).

The gist of the phrase appears to imply disappearance (although I could be wrong about that).

I'm quite curious about the derivation of the phrase. If anyone could shed light on it, I'd be very interested to hear.