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death knellA sign or omen foretelling the death or destruction of something.
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death knellThe tolling of a bell announcing death.
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social deathThe alienation of certain people from society to the point of being forgotten, excluded, or ignored in society.
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to deathTo a great degree.
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at death's doorAbout to die; in a life-threatening state of health.
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brush with deathTo have a life redeemable experience
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death by spellcheckThe problems caused by spellcheckers being incapable of correcting most homophone confusions.
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kiss of deathA kiss on the cheek that signifies the death of the receiver, as delivered by a mob boss or one with such influence.
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kiss of deathSomething that may seem good and favourable but that actually brings ruin to hopes, plans, etc.
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scared to deathExtremely frightened.
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valley of deathDeath; or a place or period where death is impending.
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valley of deathLord Alfred Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade.
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valley of deathThe phase of a startup business beginning with the entrepreneur's fulltime commitment to it and ending when the business has achieved sustainable cash flow.
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yes to deathTo agree with someone, often sarcastically.
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valley of the shadow of deathValleys on earth one must walk through, that is, part of the human experience.
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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.
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run overTo drive over, causing injury or death.
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all-a-mortSad; at death's door.
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big sleepDeath.
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bought the farmSimple past tense and past participle of buy the farm: died; often refers to death in battle.
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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.
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che sera seraUsed to express a personal philosophy of fatalism1604, Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus:Why then belike we must sin, / And so consequently die. / Aye, we must die an everlasting death. / What doctrine call you this ? Che, sera, sera: / What will be*, shall be; Divinity adieu. / These Metaphysics of Magicians, / And necromantic books, are heavenly.
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deathblowA strike or blow that leads to death, especially a coup de grace.
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dieTo stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.
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end of the lineFinal cessation or discontinuance of a process, institution, or person, especially one which has existed for a considerable period of time; death.
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faceplantDeath or defeat in popular multiplayer online games.
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fruit of one's loinsC. 1950, Kay Boyle, "Adam's Death" in Fifty Stories , ISBN 9780811212069, p. 541.
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gallows humorComedy that makes light of death or other very serious matters.
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give earDante Gabriel Rosetti, A Death-Parting, lines 5-6.
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grimm keeperMaster of death
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hanging offenceA crime so serious that it is punishable by means of death by hanging.
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happily ever afterLiving happily until death. Typically associated with fairy tales.
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have the biscuitTo be of no further use; to be near death.
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in the woodsIn critical condition; near death's door.
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knocking on heaven's doorDying, close to death.
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last wordThe final statement uttered by a person before death.
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on one's deathbedClose to death.
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play possumTo feign death; to remain quiet and still to escape attention or remain undetected; to lay low.
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reach an early graveTo be sentenced to death before the age of 18.
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take the biscuitTo be of no further use; to be near death.
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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause which
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