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go by the board


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  • verb idiomatic, nautical To fall or to go overboard; to be cast over the side of a ship.
  • verb idiomatic To be superseded, rejected, or obliterated; to pass by with little consequence; to amount to nothing.


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  • To go for good, to be completely destroyed or finished with, thrown overboard. When a ship's mast is carried away, it is said to have "gone by the board" ("board" meaning the ship's side).

    December 6, 2007