kick the bucket
  • (RP, America) IPA: /ˈkɪk ðə ˈbʌkɪt/

kick the bucket

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic, colloquial, humorous) To die.
    The old horse finally kicked the bucket.
  2. (idiomatic, colloquial) Of a machine, to break down such that it cannot be repaired.
    I think my sewing machine has kicked the bucket.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: endgültig im Eimer sein
  • Russian: накрыться медным тазом

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