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What are some euphemisms for dying/to die?

Asked by rebbel (33006points) February 21st, 2012

Minutes ago I read a euphemism for it in an article on Lifehacker; “Dear Lifehacker, My laptop—my enduring partner and long-lived friend—has finally succumbed to the ephemeral nature of its existence.”
Do you know of any other euphemism for passing away (<< that was one)?

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ragingloli's avatar

biting the dust

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

kick the bucket

buy the farm

flutherother's avatar

Metabolically challenged.

filmfann's avatar

dropping your body
met his maker
sleeps with the fishes.

marinelife's avatar

Croaking.
Shuffled off this mortal coil.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Tits up.
Taking a dirt nap.
Serviced.

ragingloli's avatar

iced
watching the grass grow from below

deni's avatar

@WestRiverrat lOLOLOLOL!!!!! HAHAH! Those are hilarious to me for some reason. The first two especially.

I like “bought the farm”.

Euphemisms are awesome.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

zombie in training

ragingloli's avatar

becoming half a jesus

filmfann's avatar

pushing up daisies

rebbel's avatar

I like them! Thank you all!
A Dutch one (of which I don’t know if it translates well) is “He’s wearing a wooden overcoat.”

ragingloli's avatar

passing the spoon
biting the grass

rebbel's avatar

@ragingloli Got a nice German one (in German, or translated)?
Edit: Aha. Danke!

ragingloli's avatar

@rebbel
those 2 were german ones

ratboy's avatar

Here are a few Monty Python.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Waking up on the wrong side of the grass.

zenvelo's avatar

Composting.
Shuffled off this mortal coil.
Fed the vultures.

ragingloli's avatar

going the way of the redshirt
dun goof’d

linguaphile's avatar

Dearly departed
Crossed the bar
Expired
Done for
Living in a pine condo
Checked out
Is fertilizer
Met his maker
Gone down River Styx
Visiting with Hades

Hain_roo's avatar

Popped off
Biting the big one
Worm food
Kicked the bucket
Passed
Give up the ghost

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Took a shitter.

Blackberry's avatar

Letting Jesus take the wheel.

DominicX's avatar

Riding the midnight train to slab city.

“Hey, man, sorry to hear your mom’s riding the midnight train to slab city.”

deni's avatar

@DominicX phenomenal.

janbb's avatar

passing on

Pandora's avatar

Talking with St. Peter
Has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel (dying)
burning in Hell
Beyond being taxed
A date with the reaper
six feet under

Sunny2's avatar

Taking ones last breath.
Passing over.
Singing with the angels.

ucme's avatar

Popped your clogs

flutherother's avatar

Cashed in his chips.

downtide's avatar

Joined the choir invisible

it’s resting

MollyMcGuire's avatar

A dirt nap. (it’s awful, I know)

Croaked.

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