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a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.Rate it:

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all-a-mortSad; at death's door.Rate it:

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at death's doorAbout to die; in a life-threatening state of health.Rate it:

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big sleepDeath.Rate it:

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bleed to deathUsed other than as an idiom: see bleed, to, death.Rate it:

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bleed to deathTo die from massive bloodloss, usually from severe arterial bleeding.Rate it:

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bought the farmSimple past tense and past participle of buy the farm: died; often refers to death in battle.Rate it:

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brush with deathTo have a life redeemable experienceRate it:

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bucket listA list of things to accomplish before one's death. [Circa 2007]Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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Chinaman's chanceNo chance; zero possibility; a high or almost certain risk of death or failure.Rate it:

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cradle-to-graveSpanning an entire lifetime; from birth to death.Rate it:

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culpable homicideCriminal negligence causing the unlawful death of a human being.(Can we verify this sense?) (Canada, law) Murder, manslaughter or infanticide.(Can we verify this sense?) (Scotland, law) Manslaughter.(Can we verify this sense?) (South Africa, law) The unlawful negligent killing of another human being.Rate it:

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death by spellcheckThe problems caused by spellcheckers being incapable of correcting most homophone confusions.Rate it:

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death knellA sign or omen foretelling the death or destruction of something.Rate it:

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death knellThe tolling of a bell announcing death.Rate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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death spiralThe downward, corkscrew-motion of a disabled aircraft which is unrecoverably headed for a crash.Rate it:

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death spiralThe situation or course of action of one who is on a path toward some sort of inevitable catastrophic failure.Rate it:

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death warmed upUsed to describe a person who appears pale or sickly.Rate it:

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deathblowA strike or blow that leads to death, especially a coup de grace.Rate it:

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dieTo stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.Rate it:

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dirt napA state of permanent rest; the state of death.Rate it:

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ElysianElysium; home of the blessed, after death.Rate it:

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Elysian FieldsElysium; home of the blessed, after death.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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eternal sleepDeathRate it:

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faceplantDeath or defeat in popular multiplayer online games.Rate it:

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from the cradle to the graveSpanning an entire lifetime; from birth to death.Rate it:

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fruit of one's loinsC. 1950, Kay Boyle, "Adam's Death" in Fifty Stories , ISBN 9780811212069, p. 541.Rate it:

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gallows humorComedy that makes light of death or other very serious matters.Rate it:

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give earDante Gabriel Rosetti, A Death-Parting, lines 5-6.Rate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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gone north aboutDead, of sailor or seaman whose cause of death was anything except by drowning.Rate it:

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grimm keeperMaster of deathRate it:

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hanging offenceA crime so serious that it is punishable by means of death by hanging.Rate it:

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happily ever afterLiving happily until death. Typically associated with fairy tales.Rate it:

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have someone's blood on one's headTo be responsible for someone's death, pain, or misfortune.Rate it:

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have the biscuitTo be of no further use; to be near death.Rate it:

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hounded me almost to deathA continuing harassment, a constant and recurring state of personal raging.Rate it:

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in the woodsIn critical condition; near death's door.Rate it:

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killTo put to death; to extinguish the life of.Rate it:

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killTo invent a story that conveys the death of (a character).Rate it:

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killSpecifically, the death blow.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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kiss of deathSomething that may seem good and favourable but that actually brings ruin to hopes, plans, etc.Rate it:

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knocking on heaven's doorDying, close to death.Rate it:

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Last SupperThe Passover meal that Jesus ate with his disciples on the night before his death.Rate it:

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last wordThe final statement uttered by a person before death.Rate it:

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