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I'll swing for you

Posted by Gary Martin on April 28, 2009 at 21:21

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.