I promised I’d come back with the rest of the delightful euphemisms for death that I picked out of some long lists. Death is obviously not everybody’s favorite subject or we wouldn’t have so many substitutes for the correct name.
Pushing up daisies — seems like a pleasant and worthwhile endeavor
Crossed the rainbow bridge — sounds like fairyland, or a musical
Six feet under — the standard depth for coffins
Sleeping with the fishes — sleeping sounds nice
Wearing a pine overcoat — I’d prefer cedar
Bought a one-way ticket — or maybe it was a gift
Checked into Motel Deep 6 — and has a permanent room
Flatlined — a medical term, no heartbeat
Kicked the oxygen habit — and habits are SO hard to break
Belly up — I’d rather belly up to the bar
Turn up one’s toes — horizontal ballet dancing?
Checked out — sounds like a voluntary move to me
Closed shop — time to go home, perhaps
On permanent vacation — I’ll take a lot of books
Wearing a toe tag — permanent jewelry
Gone off-line — sorry, I’m taking the computer with me
Gone to the last roundup — there’s a song to go with this
That was all she wrote — good one for writers
Expired — and I don’t think one can renew!
Danced the last dance — sounds romantic, doesn’t it?
Go home in a box — no ribbons on this one
Tending toward a state of chemical equilibrium — very scientific!
Nature’s way of telling you to slow down — Nature can be a bitch
Have a nice day!