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floral tribute

euphemism Flowers used to honor the dead, as at a funeral or grave. On Mother's Day, floral tributes filled every corner of the cemetery. I sent a floral tribute to Ron's funeral because I was out of town.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

floral tribute

Euph. flowers sent to a funeral. The church was filled with floral tributes. Did you wish to make any arrangements for floral tributes at your grandmother's funeral?
See also: tribute
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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