die by (one's) own hand

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die by (one's) own hand

euphemism To commit suicide. Because she always seemed so happy and upbeat, I was shocked to hear that she had died by her own hand.
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die by one's own hand

Euph. to commit suicide. Jane: I just heard that Bill died. I didn't know he was sick. Dan: He wasn't sick. He died by his own hand. She died at the age of fifty, by her own hand.
See also: by, die, hand, own
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This was seconded by the World Health Organization (WHO), which estimates that over 800,000 people die by their own hand each year, or one suicide every 40 seconds.
The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 22 veterans die by their own hand every day.
By making these changes in our police culture, perhaps we can save some of our 300 brothers and sisters who die by their own hand each year.
More young Scots die by their own hand than in accidents and murders combined.
Earlier this month, new figures revealed the growing suicide rate among young men meant more were now likely to die by their own hand than in a road accident.
The September 2005 suicide of an 11-year-old girl--the ninth person to die by their own hand in the space of six months--galvanized the communities of Clearwater County to come together to find a way to make a difference in the lives of people feeling so alone and hopeless that they were willing to end their lives.
Wible, despairing doctors continue to die by their own hands.