only the good die young


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only the good die young

A phrase typically used as a source of comfort after someone has died at a young age. I know that only the good die young, but I'm still heartbroken to have lost my best friend—she was just 20 years old and had her whole life ahead of her! He was just the kindest person, and only the good die young.
See also: die, good, young

(The) good die young.

Prov. Good people tend to die at an early age. Marshall's twenty-year-old son died in a car crash; it did not comfort Marshall to think that the good die young. Jill: It doesn't seem fair that Laurie is dead. She was such a wonderful person. Jane: They always say that the good die young.
See also: die, good, young
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And, yes, I can admit that requesting "Only the Good Die Young" at a Catholic Youth Council dance may have been shortsighted; but on other choices, I will not back away.
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You will be missed mate, only the good die young, RIP mate."
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At a special end-of-term school assembly yesterday, Emma's fellow pupils sang No-One But You from the Queen musical We Will Rock You - a song which includes the line Only The Good Die Young.
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Piano Man was sung with the same gusto of 40 years ago before a roaring encore capped by Only The Good Die Young proved Joel is still a consummate showman.
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