Early one morning I was passing out hot water, when a man showed me a bucket of blood from his slashed wrists and asked for help.
Mic, standing there with a bucket in his hand, had no idea what he'd done wrong.
There was no acid in the bucket, just water mixed with some cleansers, which gave the sensation of burning.
It was on a hike to the Grand Canyon at age 18 that Shattuck penned her first bucket list.
We fill every container, bucket and bathtub in the house and it lasts us until the next time.
Young brought the bucket, and McCloud pointed to the caskful of brandy.
As in the case of bucket, the effective armor of Cuff is flattery.
You descend in an express elevator car; in that bucket you just drop.
She said it gave her all the trouble in the world to lift a bucket.
"Then I will go alone," said the Harvester, picking up the bucket and starting.
mid-13c., from Anglo-French buquet "bucket, pail," from Old French buquet "bucket," which is from a Germanic source, or a diminutive of cognate Old English buc "pitcher, bulging vessel," originally "belly" (buckets were formerly of leather as well as wood), both from West Germanic *buh- (cf. Dutch buik, Old High German buh, German Bauch "belly"), from PIE *bhou-, variant of root *bheu- "to grow, swell" (see be).
Kick the bucket "to die" (1785) perhaps is from unrelated Old French buquet "balance," a beam from which slaughtered animals were hung; perhaps reinforced by the notion of suicide by hanging after standing on an upturned bucket (but Farmer calls attention to bucket "a Norfolk term for a pulley").
To speed; barrel: The kids were bucketing along (1860s+)
brain bucket, someone can't carry a tune in a bucket, drop one's buckets, for crying out loud, go to hell in a handbasket, gutbucket, kick the bucket, lard-bucket, rust bucket, sleaze-bucket, slimebag
a vessel to draw water with (Isa. 40:15); used figuratively, probably, of a numerous issue (Num. 24:7).