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pass away

euphemism To die. I'm so sorry to hear that your father passed over the weekend. When I pass away, I don't want an elaborate funeral.
See also: away, pass

pass on

euphemism To die. I'm so sorry to hear that your father passed on over the weekend. When I pass on, I don't want an elaborate funeral.
See also: on, pass
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


1. n. a passing grade or mark on a test. (Compare this with fail.) This is my third pass this semester.
2. in. to decline something; to decline to participate in something. I’ll have to pass. I am not prepared.
3. n. an act of declining something. Can I have a pass on that one? There is nothing I can do.
4. n. a sexual advance or invitation. (Usually with make.) When he made a pass at me, he got a pass right back.
5. tv. to succeed in spending counterfeit money; to succeed in cashing a bad check. He was arrested for passing bad checks.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Defended well but was also partly to blame for leveller Accurate passes: 27 Total passes: 45 Pass accuracy: 60%
Kept his head, played out from the back, calmed things down and looked absolutely top class Accurate passes: 49 Total passes: 56 Pass accuracy: 87.5% 8
City made 15 fewer bad passes than Chelsea (74 v 89) and 15 more bad passes than Basel (82 v 67).
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Brawner said no one was exempted from getting checkpoint passes and assured that securing these passes was not difficult.
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Flexible options: You can select passes between 7, 14 or 21 days and choose between economy or green (first) class.
CONCESSIONARY travel passes are being renewed by Middlesbrough Council.
And their stats showed that while Brendan Rodgers is trying to construct a Liverpool team which dominates possession and passes teams into submission, they had to settle for second best at Goodison Park on Sunday.
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Tello Launches PassTools to Help Manage Passes for Apple Passbook Tello, Inc., an innovative SaaS and mobile application company, announced PassTools, a new product designed to help businesses build and manage passes for the new Apple Passbook.
Bus managers say nearly a third of free journeys are taken by under-60s who have been judged to need a pass, even though 90% of the free passes are issued to pensioners.
(The old Golden Age and Golden Access passes will continue to be honored for life at most federal sites.) Call (800) 270-7504 or visit