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celestial transfer

The act of dying. Peggy's not doing well—celestial transfer seems imminent.
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transfer to (someone, something, or some place)

1. To move (oneself) to a new job or location thereof. I had an opportunity to transfer to the company's headquarters in Osaka, Japan. She's thinking of transferring to Minnesota once she's finished with this project.
2. To enroll in and begin attending a new educational institution (after withdrawing from a previous one). I did my first two years at the University of Colorado, then I transferred to Yale to finish my degree. I'm just really homesick, so I'm going to transfer to the college in my hometown.
3. To go onto and begin riding a new public conveyance (after exiting or disembarking from a previous one). You'll have to transfer to a different bus partway through the journey. The train took us most of the way, but we had to transfer to a shuttle bus to get to the airport.
4. To pass ownership of something to another person or group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "transfer" and "to." Because she had no direct heir, the duchess transferred her entire estate to her close friend Gabriella DeWitt. The government has agreed to transferring the land to the Native American tribe.
5. To reassign someone to a new job or location thereof. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "transfer" and "to." They're transferring me to Berlin to head up their new European office. I started out as an editorial assistant, but they transferred me to the marketing department after my first year with the company.
6. To enroll someone in a new educational institution (after withdrawing them from a previous one). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "transfer" and "to." Her parents want to transfer her to a fancy private elementary school, but I think she'd be better off in the public school with all her friends.
7. To cause or force one to move to a new prison (after taking them out of a previous one). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "transfer" and "to." They agreed to transfer him to a minimum-security prison after he demonstrated good behavior for the first two years of his sentence.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

transfer someone or something (from some place) (to some place)

to move or relocate someone or something from one place to another. Her company transferred her from Houston to Los Angeles. We transferred the boxes from one place to another.

transfer someone or something to someone

to reassign someone or something to someone. I transferred my secretary to Joel, who can get along with almost anyone. Ann transferred her car registration to her sister.
See also: to, transfer

transfer something (from someone) (to someone else)

to reassign something from one person to another. I have to transfer ownership of this car to my daughter. The title of the car was transferred from me to someone else.

transfer to something

to have oneself reassigned to something. I am transferring to the accounting department. Andy wanted to transfer to a different school.
See also: to, transfer
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

celestial transfer

n. death. (Hospital, cruel, jocular word play.) He’s circling the drain. Almost ready for a celestial transfer.
See also: transfer
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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This broadening of scope has led to various context-setting projects exploring the transferability of information literacy from academia into professional employment.
In instance transfer, the instance which shows positive transferability should be transferred into the target domain with higher weight, whereas the instance with negative transferability should avoid to be transferred.
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According to an online poll conducted by Navy Personnel Command, Sailors still don't quite understand how the Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability option works.
Less than 95% of the differences were included within the tolerance limits (defined by the 2.5th and 97.5th percentiles, respectively), and on the basis of these results we concluded that there was not transferability between both methods.
Criteria for transferability are discussed, and procedures are suggested for navigating and monitoring the transfer process.
Among the 1,324 items that his staff came up with were things like a spouse's right to veteran's benefits, the transferability of a rental car lease, and this: "same-sex married couples would be granted the right to take deer or bear from their spouse's land and shuck shellfish if their spouse has a permit." To be sure, the latter may not be a big factor for most New York partners contemplating marriage, but somewhere there's bound to be a couple for whom this could make a difference: Yes, honey, once we're married you'll never again be arrested for going to the lake house and loading bear kill onto the pickup--so what d'ya say?
* Transferability - Partners must agree what restrictions, if any, should be placed upon the transfer or sale of their individual interests in the business such as a right of first refusal, a veto power or an absolute restriction on transferability.
In the House, 23 Democrats and 21 Republicans; led by Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., introduced the Montgomery GI Bill Educational Assistance Transferability Act of 2008, referred to the committees of Armed Services and Veterans Affairs.
Specific areas where improvements are needed to encourage researchers to work abroad include transferability of pension rights, as well as access to health insurance and unemployment benefits.
ACTE recommends postsecondary expectations for all; an integrated education system; curriculum and instructional offerings that Sink to careers and ensure lifelong learning; portability and transferability of credits; enhanced student supports; increased financial support; and innovative approaches to funding.
One of the issues that has complicated Measure 37 has been the question of "transferability" - how and whether a Measure 37 claimant can pass along a development right under the law to children or grandchildren or developers wishing to put homes or commercial enterprises on land once preserved for farming, forestry or other uses.
SAP has also become the first of the UK government's strategic software suppliers to offer full licence transferability allowing qualifying public sector organisations to transfer licences between government departments.
The first two issues include articles on: Turkish law and UNCITRAL's work on the assignment of receivables; corporate finance; EU regulatory developments; International factoring and conflicts of law; the Shareholder Rights Directive; transferability in syndicated lending; pledging share in German limited liability companies; credit derivatives and operational risk; the spread of the class action suit; real estate investment trusts; and, using the capital markets for good works.