go to glory

go to (one's) glory

euphemism To die. I'm so sorry to be the one to tell you this, but Grandma went to her glory this morning.
See also: glory, go

go to glory

die or be destroyed.
See also: glory, go
References in classic literature ?
"If you offered me four thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine pounds," Trent interrupted roughly, "I would tell you to go to glory."
Her farewell on that last night was prescient in more ways than one: "Goodbye, my friends, I go to glory!"