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Kick the Bucket

What Does "Kick the Bucket" Mean?

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"Kick the bucket" is an English idiom. It is a colloquial expression meaning to die.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "kick the bucket" used in a sentence:
  • I want to travel the world before I kick the bucket.
  • He laughed and said he wasn't ready to kick the bucket yet.
  • She's healthy and has no plans to kick the bucket anytime soon.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Kick the Bucket" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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