shuffle off this mortal coil to


shuffle off this mortal coil to
   die
   The Bard said it first, through the voice of Hamlet.
    ... left a hundred grand when he shuffled off his mortal coil. (Sanders, 1986)

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  • shuffle off — transitive verb : to get rid of : push away : shirk when we have shuffled off this mortal coil Shakespeare shuffle off the heavy burden of our guilt Richard Chase teachers cannot … shuffle off their responsibility C.I.Glicksberg intransitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

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  • death — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Absence of life Nouns 1. death, expiration, decease, demise, the grave, the narrow bed, one s latter end; end, cessation; loss, extinction, or ebb of life, mortality experience; dissolution, departure,… …   English dictionary for students


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