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Meet with disaster, be ruined, destroyed, or killed. Origin uncertain; the expression originated in the mid 20th century airman's slang meaning ‘be killed in a crash’. Suggested references to Burton's, the British men's outfitters, or Burton, a kind of ale, are folk etymologies, with no definite evidence to support them.

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