haul one's ashes



haul one's ashes (third-person singular simple present hauls one's ashes, present participle hauling one's ashes, simple past and past participle hauled one's ashes)

  1. (colloquial) To move one's body; to move away, depart.
    • 1996, Braun, Matt, Bloody Hand, St. Martin's Press, →ISBN, page 222:
      Now ye and yore boys jest haul yore ashes and start makin' tracks back to the Yellowstone.
    • 2001, Johnstone, William W., Code of the Mountain Man, Pinnacle Books, →ISBN, page 265:
      "Then leave, you yeller-belly!" Luttie said. "You're paid up. Haul your ashes."
      "I believe I'll just do that little thing. I'm pullin' out...."
    • 2002, Braun, Matt, Hangman's Creek, St. Martin's Press, →ISBN, pages 91–93:
      Tate uncorked a haymaker, and Starbuck ducked low, belted him in the gut.... The impact buckled Tate.... He was out cold....
      "Anybody [referring to Starbuck] that can haul Sam Tate's ashes is my kinda of man...."
  2. (euphemistic) To have sexual intercourse.
    • 1989, Sorrentino, Gilbert, Misterioso; republished in Pack of Lies, Dalkey Archive Press, 1997, →ISBN, page 349:
      "George Brent has got one hell of a schlong on him," Tabitha ventures.
      "And how!" Lucy agrees enthusiastically. "I'd haul his ashes for him any time."
    • 2002, Cannell, Stephen J., The Viking Funeral, St. Martin's Press, →ISBN, page 157:
      Just do me a favor: if you decide to haul her ashes, don't tell Victory. He's got a crush on her, and so far she won't give him any play.
    • 2004, Iceberg Slim, Mama Black Widow, Holloway House Publishing, →ISBN, page 293:
      I still get beautiful ladies to haul my ashes when my old balls get heavy.