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Noun1.harikari - ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
self-annihilation, self-destruction - the act of killing yourself; "it is a crime to commit suicide"
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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And, to continue the P45 parade, Saturday was the fourth anniversary of Gordon Strachan's harikari "by mutual consent".
The Scottish way to an early grave, for instance, is a longwinded affair brought about by a diet of deep-fried Mars bars and many pints of super-strength lager whereas in the Land of the Rising Sun it traditionally takes the form of a ceremony called harikari involving a razor-sharp samurai sword.
In essence, we would be reliant on the prospect of Slovenia and Serbia committing communal harikari - slitting each other's throats.