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  • As straight as a die ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Ashes To Ashes ( David Bowie song )
  • Ask not for whom the bell tolls it tolls for thee ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • At death's door
  • At rest
  • At the dead of night
  • Back from the dead
  • Badgered to death ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer came down upon her head ( The Beatles song lyric )
  • Because I could not stop for death he kindly stopped for me ( from a poem by Dickinson )
  • Better dead than red
  • Better off dead
  • Bite the big one
  • Bleeding like a stuck pig
  • Blue murder
  • Blue screen of death
  • Body bag
  • Bone yard
  • Bored stiff
  • Bored to death
  • Bought the farm ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Brain dead
  • Bring out your dead
  • Brown bread ( Cockney rhyming slang for dead )
  • Brush with death
  • Bump off
  • Bury the hatchet ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Bury your head in the sand ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Bury yourself in your work
  • Buy the farm
  • Cake or death ( line from Eddie Izzard comedy )
  • Cash if you die, cash if you don't ( Lloyd's Life Insurance advertising slogan )
  • Cash in your cheques
  • Cash in your chips
  • Catch your death of cold
  • Celestial discharge
  • Cement overcoat
  • Check out
  • Chew a gun
  • Chicago overcoat
  • Chivalry is not dead
  • Coffin nail
  • Come to a sticky end
  • Come to grief
  • Commercial suicide
  • Cop a packet
  • Cot death
  • Cowards may die many times before their death
  • Cross To The Other Side ( The Inspirations song )
  • Cross my heart and hope to die
  • Curiosity killed the cat ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Curl up and die
  • Cut out the dead wood
  • Cut someone dead
  • Dance of death
  • Dance on someone's grave
  • Dead Man Walking ( Helen Prejean book )
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid ( Steve Martin movie )
  • Dead Ringer For Love ( Meatloaf song )
  • Dead air
  • Dead and buried
  • Dead and gone
  • Dead cat bounce ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Dead cinch
  • Dead duck
  • Dead easy
  • Dead end
  • Dead from the neck up
  • Dead giveaway
  • Dead heads
  • Dead heat
  • Dead in the water
  • Dead issue
  • Dead letter
  • Dead loss
  • Dead man walking
  • Dead meat
  • Dead men tell no tales
  • Dead men's shoes
  • Dead of night
  • Dead of winter
  • Dead on arrival
  • Dead on time
  • Dead presidents
  • Dead reckoning
  • Dead ringer ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Dead to rights
  • Dead to the world
  • Dead white European male ( derogatory reference to someone who has an unjustified reputation )
  • Dead white male
  • Dead wood
  • Death In Venice ( Dirk Bogade / Luchino Visconti movie )
  • Death On The Nile ( Agatha Christie book )
  • Death On The Orient Express ( Agatha Christie book )
  • Death Valley ( tourist attraction in Arizona USA )
  • Death by PowerPoint
  • Death by a thousand cuts
  • Death by chocolate
  • Death by committee
  • Death by misadventure
  • Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down
  • Death metal
  • Death of a Salesman ( play by Arthur Miller )
  • Death trap
  • Dialogue of the deaf
  • Dice with death
  • Dick and Jane is dead ( Encyclopaedia Britannica advertising slogan )
  • Die Another Day ( James Bond movie Pierce Brosnan )
  • Die a death
  • Die back
  • Die hard ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Die in harness
  • Die in your own bed
  • Die on the vine
  • Die with your boots on
  • Dig your own grave
  • Do not go gentle into that good night ( from a poem by Dylan Thomas )
  • Do or die
  • Do something to death
  • Domestos kills all known germs - Dead! ( Domestos Bleach advertising slogan )
  • Done to death
  • Down among the dead men
  • Dressed to kill
  • Drop dead
  • Drop dead gorgeous
  • Drop dead list
  • Drop down dead
  • Drop the Dead Donkey ( BBC comedy television series )
  • Dropped off the perch
  • Dropping like flies
  • Dying breed
  • Dying on your arse
  • Dying out
  • Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die
  • Eat shit and die
  • Eternal rest
  • Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die
  • Face your maker
  • Fall asleep
  • Fall on deaf ears
  • Famous last words
  • Fate worse than death ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Fear the worst
  • Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
  • Flogging a dead horse
  • From the cradle to the grave
  • Gathered to God
  • Get away with murder
  • Get busy living, or get busy dying ( line from the movie The Shawshank Redemption )
  • Give me liberty or give me death
  • Given up for dead
  • Go down for the third time
  • Go in for the kill
  • Go over to the other side
  • Go the way of all flesh
  • Go to sleep
  • God is dead ( philosophical comment by Friedrich Nietzsche )
  • Gone to a better world
  • Good Americans when they die go to Paris
  • Good and dead
  • Good grief
  • Grim death
  • Grip of death
  • Group of death ( the most difficult or competitive group in a sports tournament )
  • Had a good innings
  • Hang by the neck until dead
  • Hang on like grim death
  • Hanged, drawn and quartered
  • Happy hunting ground
  • Hard work never killed anyone
  • Hatch, match and dispatch
  • Have you any last requests? ( humorous question asked as though a person was about to be killed )
  • He crept into the crypt, crapped, and crept out again
  • He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword
  • He's dead Jim ( A catchphrase from Star Trek )
  • How To Murder Your Wife ( Jack Lemmon movie )
  • I could murder a cup of tea
  • I could murder a curry
  • I don't believe it ( A catchphrase from Victor Meldrew, One Foot In The Grave )
  • I see dead people ( The Sixth Sense )
  • I wouldn't be caught dead
  • I'd kill for a cup of tea
  • If I tell you, I'll have to kill you
  • If it ain't Stiff it ain't worth a f*ck ( Stiff Records advertising slogan )
  • If looks could kill
  • If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying ( Bob Dylan song lyric )
  • In at the death
  • In at the kill
  • In the grave
  • In the midst of life we are in death
  • Into the valley of death rode the six hundred
  • It's your funeral
  • Keep a stiff upper lip
  • Kick the bucket
  • Kicking dead whales down the beach
  • Kill Bill ( Quentin Tarantino movie )
  • Kill or be killed
  • Kill or cure
  • Kill stone dead
  • Kill the fatted calf
  • Kill the goose that lays the golden egg
  • Kill time
  • Kill time until time kills you
  • Kill two birds with one stone
  • Kill with kindness
  • Kills bugs dead ( Raid advertising slogan )
  • Kiss of death
  • Knacker's yard
  • Knock 'em dead
  • Last gasp
  • Last will and testament
  • Left for dead
  • Let the dead bury the dead
  • Licence To Kill ( James Bond movie Timothy Dalton )
  • Licensed to kill
  • Life after death
  • Life and death struggle
  • Life's a bitch then you die
  • Like being savaged by a dead sheep
  • Like death warmed up
  • Live And Let Die ( James Bond movie Roger Moore )
  • Live as if you will die tomorrow but learn as if you will live forever ( Mahatma Ghandhi quotation )
  • Live free or die
  • Living on borrowed time
  • Look death in the eye
  • Loud enough to waken the dead
  • Matter of life and death
  • Meat is murder
  • Merchant of death
  • More dead than alive
  • Murder On The Dance Floor ( Sophie Ellis-Bexter song )
  • Murder will out
  • Mutt and Jeff ( Cockney rhyming slang for deaf )
  • Near death experience
  • Never say die
  • Never speak ill of the dead
  • No longer with us
  • Not with a bang but a whimper ( from a poem by Eliot )
  • Nothing is certain but death and taxes
  • Numbered with the dead
  • Oh my God, they killed Kenny ( A catchphrase from South Park )
  • Old habits die hard
  • Old soldiers never die, they just fade away
  • On death row
  • On pain of death
  • One Foot In The Grave ( BBC comedy television series )
  • One foot in the grave
  • Ours is not to wonder why, ours is just to do or die
  • Out of the jaws of death
  • Over my dead body
  • Pass on
  • Pass over to the other side
  • Play dead
  • Post mortem
  • Pull the pin
  • Put the fear of death into someone
  • Put to death
  • Rage, rage, against the dying of the light
  • Raise the dead
  • Rictus grin
  • Rigor mortis
  • Road kill
  • Roll over and play dead
  • Root hog or die
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ( play by Tom Stoppard )
  • Saved by the bell
  • Scared stiff
  • Scared to death
  • Scream bloody murder
  • Scream blue murder
  • See Naples and die
  • Shoot to kill
  • Short shrift
  • Shrouds have no pockets
  • Sick to death of
  • Someone walked on my grave
  • Sprout wings
  • Stand before your maker
  • Stiff competition
  • Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone ( from a poem by Auden )
  • Stronger ( What Doesn't Kill You ) ( Kelly Clarkson song )
  • Suicide is painless ( title of the theme song to MASH tv series and film )
  • Suicide pill
  • Supreme sacrifice
  • Swan song
  • Tell Laura I Love Her ( Ricky Valance song )
  • That which does not kill us makes us stronger ( Friedrich Nietzsche quotation )
  • That's your funeral
  • The Adventure of the Dying Detective ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The Angel of Death ( Nickname of Josef Mengele )
  • The Day of the Dead ( Horror movie )
  • The Grim Reaper
  • The Hypochondriac's Guide To Life And Death ( Gene Weingarten book )
  • The King is dead, long live the King
  • The Living Death ( Nickname of Lew Jenkins )
  • The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll ( Bob Dylan song )
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • The body is still warm
  • The coward's way out
  • The departed
  • The die has been cast
  • The empty chair ( the perceived absense of someone who is recently deceased )
  • The eternal checkout
  • The good die young
  • The only good Indian is a dead Indian
  • The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated
  • The valley of the shadow of death ( line from the Lord's Prayer )
  • The wages of sin is death
  • The way of all flesh
  • Theirs is not to wonder why, theirs is but to do or die
  • There are no pockets in a shroud
  • There's none so deaf as they that will not hear
  • Those whom the Gods love die young
  • Thou shalt not kill
  • Three score and ten
  • Tickled to death
  • Till Death Us Do Part ( BBC comedy television series )
  • Time to kill
  • To Kill A Mockingbird ( Gregory Peck movie )
  • To die for
  • Tone deaf
  • Turning in his grave
  • Until death do us part
  • Until your dying day
  • Video Killed The Radio Star ( The Buggles song )
  • Wall of death
  • Wanted, dead or alive
  • Whispering Death ( Nickname of Michael Holding - West Indies cricketer )
  • Who killed Cock Robin ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog's eye ( Beatles song lyric )
  • You can't take it with you
  • You'll be the death of me
  • You're a long time dead
  • Your days are numbered

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