Bucket list - things to do before an event. In the movie "The Bucket List" , it means things to do before you kick the bucket - in other words, die. In the doctor's office the other day, I was browsing "Pregnancy and Newborn," May 2008 issue. An article was: Pre-baby Bucket List - 9 things to do before the baby arrives.
I'd never heard the express before the movie. (Haven't seen it but saw the promos.) You?