(I'm guessing this is some British slang for being in jail or dead?)

From the lyrics of Mika's "Dr. John":

I look for joy in a strange place

From the back of the bar

From afar I see the look on my mama's face

When her son's in the corner, undone

She says that my life is over

"Boy, you don't know what you got till it's gone

Come put your head upon my shoulder"

She gave me her hand, but I ignored her

  • If it is British slang, all I can say is that it is not in general currency.
    – WS2
    Commented Apr 18, 2016 at 6:49

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formal or humorous (Of a person) ruined by a disastrous or devastating setback or reverse:


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