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Idioms of the Week

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Post by Anita on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:50 am

Death and the Dying
Some months ago we were talking about dying and the death. Well, the following are idioms to refer to those who have passed away. Note these idioms are informal (therefore they're not always suitable when talking about the death):

to be pushing up (the) daisies [= to be dead]

to kick the bucket
to put a spoon in the wall
to croak
to snuff it
to meet one's maker
To be looking at the other side of the grass
to keel over
to buy the farm and (all the accessories) / He's bought it [for short]
to give up the ghost
to be dead as a doornail
to be six feet under



More serious idioms to mean someone has died are:

To pass on.
To pass away.
To go to one's reward.
To go to be with the Lord.


Want to know more idioms about death, dying and related? Please visit THIS LINK (UsingEnglish).


If there's any idiom catching your attention, let us know!


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Re: Idioms of the Week

Post by MusicElf on Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:19 pm

lol! In the twitter account you posted the parrot sketch when you invited people to this thread!



It's not pinin,' it's passed on! This parrot is no more! It
has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late
parrot!
It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If
you hadn't nailed him to the perch he would be pushing up the daisies!
Its metabolical processes are of interest only to historians! It's hopped the twig! It's shuffled off this mortal coil! It's run down the curtain and
joined the choir invisible! This.... is an EX-PARROT!


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