kick the bucket
To die: “Scarcely anyone was sorry when the old tyrant finally kicked the bucket.”
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France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.LIVE Coverage of the Paris Terror Attacks||January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When fathers hold and play with their children, oxytocin and prolactin kick in, priming them for bonding.How Good Dads Can Change the World|Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
An 18-year-old Swedish rapper/Internet meme has inspired legions of impressionable teens to get based in bucket hats.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The latter trod on the toes of the former, whereupon the former threatened to "kick out of the cabin" the latter.
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
And with that the host gave him such a kick as sent him howling into the street, amidst the roars of the company.
I knowed, a-course, that I could go kick up a fuss when Simpson stopped by his office on his trip back from Goldstone.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
Other Idioms and Phrases with kick the bucket
Die, as in All of my goldfish kicked the bucket while we were on vacation. This moderately impolite usage has a disputed origin. Some say it refers to committing suicide by hanging, in which one stands on a bucket, fastens a rope around one's neck, and kicks the bucket away. A more likely origin is the use of bucket in the sense of “a beam from which something may be suspended” because pigs were suspended by their heels from such beams after being slaughtered, the term kick the bucket came to mean “to die.” [Colloquial; late 1700s]