kick the bucket
phrasal die

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  • kick the bucket — When someone kicks the bucket, they die …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • kick the bucket — ► kick the bucket informal die. Main Entry: ↑kick …   English terms dictionary

  • kick the bucket — verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life She died from cancer The children perished in the fire The patient went peacefully The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102 • Syn: ↑die,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick the bucket —    When someone kicks the bucket, they die.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To kick the bucket is a lighthearted way of talking about death.     He will inherit when his grandfather kicks the bucket! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • kick the bucket — Meaning Die. Origin The wooden frame that slaughtered animals were hung from is known as a bucket. The death spasms of the animals caused them to kick the bucket …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • kick the bucket — tv. to die. □ I’m too young to kick the bucket. □ The cat kicked the bucket last night …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • kick the bucket — Old cleaning people never die, they just kick the bucket …   English expressions

  • kick the bucket — {v. phr.}, {slang} To die. * /Old Mr. Jones kicked the bucket just two days before his ninety fourth birthday./ Compare: KICK OFF(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick the bucket — {v. phr.}, {slang} To die. * /Old Mr. Jones kicked the bucket just two days before his ninety fourth birthday./ Compare: KICK OFF(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick\ the\ bucket — v. phr. slang To die. Old Mr. Jones kicked the bucket just two days before his ninety fourth birthday. Compare: kick off(3) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • kick the bucket — vb to die. The phrase dates from the 17th or 18th centuries and the bucket in question may be either a suicide s prop or, more probably, a British dialect word (also in the form bucker ) for the beam from which slaughtered animals were hung. ►… …   Contemporary slang

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