to go for a burton

to go for a burton
разг. быть убитым, быть уничтоженным, пропасть без вести; быть разрушенным

Two our planes and one of our best pilots have gone for a burton over enemy country. — Два наших самолёта и один из наших лучших пилотов были уничтожены над вражеской территорией.


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  • gone for a Burton — 1. Drowned, dead (RAF sl) 2. Destroyed 3. Lost 4. Missing 5. No longer in existence • • • Main Entry: ↑Burton * * * gone for a burton british informal old fashioned …   Useful english dictionary

  • go for a Burton — Verb phrs. 1. To break or become inoperative. Originally meaning dead or lost in action, from the RAF during the Second World War. The etymology is unproven although there are various speculations, including a connection with an advertising… …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • gone for a burton — (UK) If something s gone for a burton, it has been spoiled or ruined. If a person has gone for a burton, they are either in serious trouble or have died …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • go for a burton — Brit informal + old fashioned : to be lost, broken, or ruined Our holiday plans have gone for a burton. • • • Main Entry: ↑burton …   Useful english dictionary

  • gone for a burton — (UK)    If something s gone for a burton, it has been spoiled or ruined. If a person has gone for a burton, they are either in serious trouble or have died.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Gone for a burton —   (UK)   If something s gone for a burton, it has been spoiled or ruined. If a preson has gone for a burton, they are either in serious trouble or have died …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • gone for a burton — British, old fashioned to be broken, spoiled or dead. There s our quiet evening gone for a burton! …   New idioms dictionary

  • Burton-upon-Trent — Koordinaten 52° 48′ N, 1° 39′ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • burton — ► NOUN (in phrase go for a burton) Brit. informal ▪ be ruined, destroyed, or killed. ORIGIN originally RAF slang: perhaps referring to Burton ale, from Burton upon Trent …   English terms dictionary

  • for just reason — index for cause Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • for legitimate reason — index for cause Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary


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