go by the board
phrasal 1. to be carried over a ship's side 2. to be discarded

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  • go by the board — also[pass by the board] {v. phr.} To go away or disappear forever, be forgotten or not used. * /Tom had several chances to go to college, but he let them go by the board./ * /Grandfather said he was too old to go to the beach. Those days have… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go by the board — also[pass by the board] {v. phr.} To go away or disappear forever, be forgotten or not used. * /Tom had several chances to go to college, but he let them go by the board./ * /Grandfather said he was too old to go to the beach. Those days have… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go by the board — verb a) To fall or to go overboard; to be cast over the side of a ship. b) To be superseded, rejected, or obliterated; to pass by with little consequence; to amount to nothing …   Wiktionary

  • To go by the board — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go by the board — Board Board (b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu baurd footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.] 1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By the board — Board Board (b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu baurd footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.] 1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by the board — See: GO BY THE BOARD also PASS BY THE BOARD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by the board — See: GO BY THE BOARD also PASS BY THE BOARD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass by the board — See: GO BY THE BOARD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass by the board — See: GO BY THE BOARD …   Dictionary of American idioms

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