walk the plank

walk the plank  {v. phr.}
1. To walk off a board extended over the side of a ship and be drowned.
The pirates captured the ship and forced the crew to walk the plank.
2.  {informal}
To resign from a job because someone makes you do it.
When a new owner bought the store, the manager had to walk the plank.
Categories: {informal} {v. phr.}