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Daemon
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have had (one's) chips

To be defeated; to fail completely; to die or be killed. A reference to chips (small plastic disks) used to make wagers when gambling. More...

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have had (one's) chips — To be defeated; to fail completely; to die or be killed. A reference to chips (small plastic disks) used to make wagers when gambling.
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have had your ˈchips (British English, informal) be in a situation in which you are certain to be defeated or killed: With the score at 3-0, it looked as if the Scottish team had had their chips.
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That won't be the only business, these days.
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Have had one's chips:

British informal
To be defeated, condemned to die, killed, etc

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have had (one's) chips — To be defeated; to fail completely; to die or be killed. A reference to chips (small plastic disks) used to make wagers when gambling.


Never heard this one.
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I am familiar with a similar idiom, "to cash in your chips."

It typically means to cash-out or get some type of compensation.

It can also mean to die.

Never heard this idiom using "have had" .

This is coming from a US (west-coast) perspective.

Speaking of have had... I am suddenly craving some salsa... ;)

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