Gone for a Burton
Gone for a Burton is a British English expression meaning to be missing or to die. The term was popularised by the RAF around the time of World War II. It migrated to the USA quickly and in June 1943 a story titled Husky Goes Down for a Burton appeared in Boys' Life, the magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. The etymology is disputed.
- "The meaning and origin of the expression: Gone for a burton". The Phrase Finder. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
- Cox, JR (July 1943). "Husky Goes Down for a Burton". Boys' Life. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
- "burton". Retrieved 30 October 2015.