Kick the bucket


Explanation: What is an idiom?

To die.

Context:

"Hey, what's that behind your ear, George?"

"Eh? What? Oh, it must be some soil."

"Been rolling around in the mud again have we? Aren't you a bit old for that?"

"Very funny. I was digging a grave actually."

"Eh? Who died?"

"Not who, you prat. What? Our rabbit. Kicked the bucket last night, so I have to go out and dig a grave this morning before going to work."

"I bet that was fun."

"You're not joking. Have you ever tried digging the garden when it's minus God-knows-what outside?"

"I can't say that I have actually."

"Well, Beryl and Sharon were crying their eyes out, I hurt my foot stamping on the spade, the dam rabbit was too big to fit in the hole, so I had to dig it deeper. Altogether, not a nice start to the week really."

"Poor chap. A toast to poor old bugsy."

"Cheers."

Notes:

This idiom refers to a person who kills himself. He stands on an unturned bucket, puts a rope round his neck, hangs it round a high object and pulls on it until he is on tiptoe. He then ties it securely and kicks the bucket from under him, hanging himself.

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