Go to prison. Originates from the fact that convicts from New York City would be sent up the Hudson River to Ossining State Prison ("Sing Sing").
"In 1959, Genovese was sent up the river for drug trafficking."
by JDonnelly November 16, 2006
when you get sent to prison
I got sent up the river.
by Cesar August 02, 2004
South Australian term for going to Mannum, South Australia.
Bloke 1: What are you doing this weekend?
Bloke 2 : Going up the river.
Bloke 1: Heaps good.
by Deftercanine April 01, 2011

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