Idiom of the Week: Kick the Bucket

Meaning: To die.


You’re still alive! I thought you kicked the bucket!

Julius Caesar kicked the bucket in 44 BC.

The polite way to say “kick the bucket” is “pass away.”


Pop Quiz:

If someone says, “I feel like I’m going to kick the bucket,” they feel…

A.  Pretty good.

B.  Terrible.

C.  Not so bad.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is B. If someone says they feel like they’re going to kick the bucket, it means they feel like they’re going to die – which is feeling terrible!


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