join the majority

join the majority

euphemism To die. A: "I heard there was a death in your family." B: "Oh yeah, some distant relative joined the majority."
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King said being able to join the majority was the deciding factor in his decision.
Now if the Legislature would only get around to scrapping the state's antiquated and inequitable rules, Massachusetts can join the majority of states that are in compliance with common sense and a string of court rulings.
These people will join the majority in this country for whom today is a day of celebration and joy.
It's time for them to join the majority of Americans who are ready to move past the Bush administration's view of public lands as a commercial asset.
While many of his contemporaries may have preferred the clarity of a dissent, Powell sought both agreement and the benefits of signaling a potentially limiting rationale in future cases by simultaneously purporting to join the majority rationale, while often stating what he saw as the "limited nature" (7) of the holding, or why the Court was right in "this case." (8)
The dissenting judge, Circuit Judge Diane R Wood, concluded that she could not join the majority to cut off the lawsuit over the "threshold issue of standing."
CAPTIVE AUDIENCE?: Tell students the California court said "under God" is an especially stringent endorsement of religion because students are "captive." Is pressure to join the majority especially difficult for students in class?
But Mr Ennis (whoseown father used to take him to Prenton Park) counsels us not to get carried away: ``Heartening though your article was, you won't probably change your allegiance, and your son may not stick with the Rovers either (they do tend to drift away over the water in their teens).But,if the bug bites, you will join the majority of current Rovers fans who are either exReds or ex-Blues.Eventually, I came round to thinking that it's just nice(and right) to support the local team.''
The poster, entitled "What Do You Know About Alcohol?," is the most recent addition to NBWA's public service announcement program, and urges teens to stand up to peer pressure and join the majority of their friends who are not drinking alcohol.
Hussain will join the majority of Surrey's first-team squad at the memorial, with Alec Stewart, Ian Ward, Ian Salisbury, Alex Tudor, Nadeem Shahid, Martin Bicknell, Matt Church, Ally Brown, Ed Giddins and coach Keith Medlycott also confirming their attendance.
In terms of getting projects in our districts, it would better if we join the majority," Erice said.
The group issued this pronouncement despite their previous statement that they are considering to join the majority bloc in the 18th Congress.
" He said the sweeping changes were effected by Duterte, whom he described as an "unorthodox, maverick and daredevil leader who is fiercely devoted to and protective of the interest of the greater masses of our people." "Rather than continue with their hate campaign against the president, they should join the majority supporting administration's programs designed to serve and protect the nation and its citizenry and start contributing for the country's progress," the presidential spokesman said.
Bangor, Glamorgan and Newport Universities join the majority of higher education institutions across the UK in charging the maximum possible under the UK Government's tuition fee changes.