Hello!Bartenders and waiters have heard 'em all. But what we rarely hear is someone turning down a drink. "Nah, I better not have one," said one man after I offered him a glass of wine. "I have the world's worst stomach. I eat so many antacids that if I were to keel over dead right this minute, I'd leave my own chalk outline."
Q1: 'em all= them all?
Q2: keel over dead =?
Q3: leave my own chalk outline=?
Q2: to drop dead
Q3: a chalk line is drawn on the ground by the police or coroner's office to mark the position of a dead body
Q1: 'em all= them all? Yes
Q2: keel over dead =? drop dead, fall over dead, die instantly
Q3: leave my own chalk outline=? It was once customary for police at the scene of a murder to draw an outline in chalk around the corpse. This allowed the body to be removed but the investigative clues (body location and position) to remain. The joke is that antacids taste like chalk and the customer eats a lot of them.
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To "keel over," is an old sailors' term for a ship or a boat to overturn and sink, much like the term "to go belly up (as a drowning or drowned person)," very apt for bar patrons who, so long ago, were often men of the sea.