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go the way of all flesh

1. To die. Great-Uncle Edmund is not looking good at all. He might go the way of all flesh sooner rather than later.
2. To expire. Ugh, this milk smells like it's gone the way of all flesh.
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go the way of all flesh

Die, as in Our dog's gone the way of all flesh and I'm not sure we'll get another. This expression is actually a misquotation from the Bible, which has it to go the way of all the earth (I Kings 2:2; Joshua 22:14), also meaning "to die."
See also: all, flesh, go, of, way
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

go the way of all flesh

die or come to an end.
In the Authorized Version of the Bible all flesh is used to refer to all human and animal life.
See also: all, flesh, go, of, way
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go the way of all ˈflesh

die or come to an end: Poor old Johnson has gone the way of all flesh, and the world is certainly a poorer place for it.This expression is associated with the Bible. It was made famous by the book ‘The Way of All Flesh’ (1903) by Samuel Butler.
See also: all, flesh, go, of, way
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go the way of all flesh

1. To die.
2. To come to an end.
See also: all, flesh, go, of, way
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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