walk the plank: Word of the day for September 19, 2020 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

walk the plank , v :
(historical, also figurative) On an early naval vessel or pirate ship: to be forced to walk off the end of a gangplank (a plank of wood extending outwards from the side of the vessel) and plunge into the ocean and drown, used as a method of killing.
(idiomatic) To be forced to resign from a position in an organization.
Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a parodic holiday invented in 1995 by John Baur (‘Ol’ Chumbucket’) and Mark Summers (‘Cap’n Slappy’), of Albany, Oregon, USA.