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Take the Pipe

Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 17, 2007

In Reply to: Take the Pipe posted by Dick O on February 17, 2007

: Where does "Take the Pipe" come from? It means to die (aka "Kick the bucket").

: Thanks for your help

Just a guess but maybe suicide by gas pipe?
Homes at one time had gas that contained large amounts of CO which could displace oxygen in your bloodstream.
Or maybe take the exhaust pipe of an automobile?