Death

nail in the coffin

Meaning: an action/event that will help bring about the death, end, or failure of something or someone

Example: She was late for the fourth day in a row. It will be another nail in her coffin when the boss hears about it. Read on

rest in peace (RIP)

Meaning: respect, sympathy and well wishes for a deceased person

Example: He was a kind, caring and well-loved family man. May he rest in peace. Read on

buy the farm

Meaning: to die

Example: Mister Jack was really ill from the past two months and yesterday he bought the farm. Read on

dead as a doornail

Meaning: becoming obsolete

Example: The flowers are all dead as a doornail. Read on

dead in the water

Meaning: unable to produce movement

Example: Their company is trying to revive an income that is dead in the water. Read on

miles to go before I sleep

Meaning: you have a lot to do before you can rest

Example: We need to get all of these files completed before anyone leaves. There are miles to go before I sleep. Read on

pass away

Meaning: die

Example: Martha let us know that our grandfather passed away two nights ago. Read on

dead as a dodo

Meaning: no longer alive or existing

Example: When my dad finds out that I have lost the mobile phone, I am as dead as a dodo! Read on

you can’t take it with you

Meaning: everybody leaves their wealth behind after death

Example: The whole world knows that you can't take it with you but they still have so much affiliation to their worldly possessions. Read on

love to death

Meaning: love someone very much

Example: He is prepared to do anything for her, go to any extent. He loves her to death. Read on

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