Death

in cold blood

Meaning: in a cruel way and without pity or other emotion

Example: One young lady was shot dead in cold blood inside the premises of the shopping complex. Read on

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

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take stock

Meaning: to think carefully about a situation in order to make a decision

Example: Before deciding on which job to take, Peter has decided to take stock in order to make an informed decision on which choice would be best for him and his family. Read on

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