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A list of phrases about death or dying

A list of phrases about death or dyingDeath, from 'a fate worse than' to 'out of the jaws of', here's a list of phrases that reflect our preoccupation with shuffling off this mortal coil. See also those special quotations made when facing death, the Famous Last Words.

A fate worse than death

All things must pass

As dead as a doornail

Ashes to ashes dust to dust

Ask not for whom the bell tolls

Badgered to death

Bite the dust

Bought the farm

Bugger Bognor!

Dropping like flies

Give up the ghost

God is dead

Graveyard shift

Here lies one whose name is writ in water

Hung, drawn and quartered

I told you is was ill

Kick the bucket

Laid out in lavender

Lamb to the slaughter

Living on borrowed time

Morbid obesity

More light!

One foot in the grave

Out of the jaws of death

Peg out

Put on the wooden overcoat

Short shrift

Shuffle off this mortal coil

Someone is walking over my grave

Swan song

They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance

Three score and ten