death is the great leveler

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death is the great leveler

proverb Death makes everyone equal because everyone is susceptible to death. All of us on this planet are playing the same game. Death is the great leveler.
See also: death, great
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Death is the great leveler.

Prov. Death makes everyone equal, because it does not spare anyone, not even the wealthy, famous, or talented. (Also the cliché: the great leveler, death.) The wealthy tycoon lived as though he were exempt from every law, but death is the great leveler and came to him the same as to everyone else. We hoped that the brilliant pianist would entertain us with her music for many decades, but death, the great leveler, did not spare her.
See also: death, great
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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