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Kick The Bucket

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:00 pm
by boxcar
In the English expression to kick the bucket, a listener knowing only the meanings of kick and bucket would be unable to deduce the expression's true meaning: to die. Although this idiomatic phrase can, in fact, actually refer to kicking a bucket, native speakers of English rarely use it so. Cases like this are "opaque idioms'

Re: Kick The Bucket

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:03 am
by johnhodges
He kick the bucket= he died!!!

Re: Kick The Bucket

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:17 am
by entrepreneurweek
"Kick the bucket" is really a new word I have ever seen. But I don't understand the meaning of the word.Is it true that meaning of the word is he died. I am not sure.

Re: Kick The Bucket

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:33 pm
by josias
My father just kick the bucket some days ago.

Re: Kick The Bucket

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:17 am
by James Trotta
:cry:
josias wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:33 pm
My father just kick the bucket some days ago.
Just remember that "kicked the bucket" is much less formal than "passed away"