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meet (one's) maker
To die. Please stop speeding, I don't want to meet my maker today!
1. Something that is financially profitable Our company is in a great position these days—our latest software release has been a huge money maker. I can't believe that simple product has been such a big money maker.
2. slang One's buttocks. Often used in the phrase "shake your money maker." I love to go dancing and shake my money maker! Time to hit the gym and tone the money maker!
the pope's mustard maker
A pompous person, especially one in an insignificant job or role. In the 14th century, Pope John XXII had a personal "moutardier" (mustard-maker), to ensure that his food was properly seasoned. All she does is copy files all day, but she acts like she's the pope's mustard maker. I practically have to beg for a chance to use the copier!
the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker
People of all ethnicities, professions, and socioeconomic classes. The aim of our program is to draw in and appeal to people from all walks of life—the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker, as the rhyme goes.
go to meet (one's) maker
euphemism To die. I'm worried that Grandma will go to meet her maker before I return home from my trip.
gone to meet (one's) maker
euphemism Having died. I'm worried that Grandma will have gone to meet her maker by the time I return home from my trip.
gone to meet one's maker
Euph. died. Poor old Bob has gone to meet his maker. After a long illness, Reggie went to meet his maker.
the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-makerpeople of all kinds.
This phrase comes from the traditional nursery rhyme Rub-dub-dub, Three men in a tub .
meet your makerdie. humorous or euphemistic
This expression alludes to the Christian belief that, after death, the soul goes to be judged by God, its creator.
meet your ˈMaker(especially humorous) die: The car was out of control. There was nothing I could do except prepare to meet my maker!
n. a dangerous horse; anything dangerous: a gun, strong alcohol, etc. I call this stuff widow-maker. It’s really strong.