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kick the bucket

Definition of kick the bucket in English:

informal Die: when the old girl finally kicked the bucket there was no mention of yours truly in the will
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  • He wanted to do his own thing and he wanted to do it now - not down the track when his father finally kicked the bucket.
  • But in spite of the fact, when he kicks the bucket and departs his mortal coil, it is going to be one of the biggest funerals in the Bahamas.
  • Even though the British Empire had long since kicked the bucket, the expats could still be found pretty much anywhere the Brits had a former colony.
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