turn (one's) face to the wall

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turn (one's) face to the wall

To die. This phrase originated in the Bible. I just learned that Lady Catherine has turned her face to the wall—what a tragedy.
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I didn't want to turn my face to the wall and die, I decided to continue in bits and pieces for as long as I was asked and here I am still doing it at nearly 80.