step off the curb

step off the curb

in. to die. (Alludes to stepping out in front of a vehicle that causes one’s death.) Ralph almost stepped off the curb during his operation.
See also: curb, off, step
References in periodicals archive ?
In the video released by the Milwaukee County Transit System, the woman could be seen collapsing on the ground as she was about to step off the curb.
For example, I encounter people without physical disabilities taking up sidewalk wheelchair ramps, when they could easily step off the curb. People in wheelchairs cannot.
In beautifully drawn family and community scenes, Woodson shows the warmth of life in the South, even while she learns to sit in the back of the bus, to step off the curb for white people, and not to look white people in the eye.
"I could step off the curb and break my ankle tomorrow - so you can't think about things like that.
step off the curb move jump um turn stand on one leg spin stand on one leg sit move use a yeah word don't look do look um breathe stand right arm um forward flow stop begin stand turn one leg to side one arm to side or use the
So put together your plan, convince yourself to step off the curb, become hopelessly committed and get ready for the ride of your life!
It depends on whether you're the one standing at the intersection waiting to step off the curb or the one driving the car.
Chief Hayes said pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way and drivers must stop "when they step off the curb." He added that pedestrians need to watch for traffic.
Q to a 1-way street and--after much coaxing and guidance--lead him into taking 1 step off the curb. The following week, we guide him through a second step.
Often as I swing the walker down over the curb carefully, right on target to I can steady myself on it the very moment the rubber-tipped legs touch the side-walk as I step off the curb, a worried, extremely anxious passerby will frantically stretch out a hand and lay it on the walker (while it is still in mid-air).
May 28, marchers will step off the curb onto Main Street in front of the Senior Center, hold their heads up, and walk 1.6 miles in unison in memory of the veterans who have served and died.
"None of us knows when we might step off the curb in front of a bus and then not be able to make a decision," she said.