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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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