To kick the bucket

Also found in: Idioms.
to die.
to lose one's life; to die.
- Milton.

See also: Bucket, Kick

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Agencies out there, please note: via phone calls, emails and letters delivered by post, I am not about to kick the bucket.
I'm not going to kick the bucket yet - there's more juice in it yet
After admitting he was fond of the odd drink - like the 13th, 15th, and 17th - Gazza finally looks like he's kicked the booze when everyone expected him to kick the bucket.