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take a D

verb phrase

To commit suicide

[1970s+; said to be fr the dramatic mythical sort of suicide where the unhappy person, usu a disappointed movie actor, leaped off the letter D in the HOLLYWOOD sign on Mount Lee, but suspiciously like an abbreviation of take a dive]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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