1. (UK Und.) death.
(a) constr. with the, money (usu. owed from gambling); esp. in the phr. a bit of the old.
|Sporting Times 3 May 1/4: It was a deuce of a bother to find anyone who would cash a crossed stumer without deducting some of the old, old, very old.|
|Pitcher in Paradise 155: The slender off chance of falling across a stray defaulter and raking in ‘a bit of the old’.|
|Crust on its Uppers 28: We had a good bit owing down to the old.|