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the last roundup

old-fashioned One's death. Primarily heard in US. When my grandmother was in her 80s, she always joked about heading to the last roundup. I think in some ways the fact that she treated it so light-heartedly made it easier to bear when she did finally pass away.
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the last roundup

death. informal euphemistic
The metaphor was based on the idea of a final rounding-up of cattle in the American Wild West. The phrase itself seems to have originated as the title of a 1932 song by G. Brown .
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