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go west

1. Of a person, to die. When I go west, I don't want any elaborate funeral services in my honor, OK?
2. Of a machine, to stop working. Can you get a new coffee pot while you're at the mall? Ours has finally gone west.
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go west

Die, as in He declared he wasn't ready to go west just yet. This expression has been ascribed to a Native American legend that a dying man goes to meet the setting sun. However, it was first recorded in a poem of the early 1300s: "Women and many a willful man, As wind and water have gone west."
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go west

OLD-FASHIONED
1. When someone goes west, they die. When he went west, he wanted to be remembered.
2. When something goes west, it stops existing or working. His hopes of a professional singing career went west long ago. Note: The sun `goes west' when it sinks below the horizon in the west at the end of the day. The comparison between going west and dying has been used in many different languages and cultures for many centuries. For example, people sometimes associate this expression with Native Americans, who used to say that a dying person went west to meet the sinking sun.
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go west

be killed or lost; meet with disaster. British informal
The image here is of the sun setting in the west at the end of the day.
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go West

in. to die. When I go West, I want flowers, hired mourners, and an enormous performance of Mozart’s “Requiem.”
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The agreement with Go West will add one new wireless network to ICE's ultra-low latency connectivity services, including the SFTI Wireless New Jersey metro network, powered by Anova, and the Atrium wireless network, which ICE acquired in May 2017, offering one of the lowest latency networks between the New Jersey, Chicago and Toronto metro areas.
Nik, whose hits include I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me and Wouldn't It Be Good, adds: "The intention is that myself and Go West will be on stage together and we'll play on each others' songs.
Go West, aka Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, will be performing hits like We Close Our Eyes, Call Me and King of Wishful Thinking.
The winners of Best British Newcomer at the 1986 Brit Awards, Go West will also perform their 1990 hit, The King Of Wishful Thinking, the opening song from Hollywood movie Pretty Woman, which starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
The weekend event will be held on July 29-31 at Scone Palace in Perthshire and will feature acts such as Tony Hadley, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Go West, Howard Jones, Kim Wilde and many more.
JUMPERS having their first run for the Nigel Twiston-Davies stable are always worth a second look, and Go West (5.25) certainly catches the eye on his debut for the Naunton trainer at Uttoxeter.
Transport firm Go-Ahead Group has left the West Midlands after two years, selling its Go West Midlands subsidiary to Rotala for pounds 2 million.
Should the program receive approval to continue, Calhoun says they want to go west, and north, as well as consider potential joint ventures with Quebec.
The Old Iron Road; an epic of rails, roads, and the urge to go West. Penguin Books.
Neil has always been interested in his forebear and determines to go west to discover how he made his money.
From downtown Eugene, go west on West 18th Avenue, past Bertelsen Road about 1/4-mile.
Town halls go west. ASAE and the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives are taking their town hall meetings to the West Coast to gather input on the proposed consolidation of ASAE, GWSAE, the ASAE Foundation, and the Center for Association Leadership.
Although I found Joe Queenan's column ("Go West, Young Children," Flip Side, March 2004) interesting, not all 22-year-old college graduates are ready to go off to Boise.
Go west -- and there you'll find one of the hottest lifestyle directions for 2004.