Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Why does the phrase “to kick the bucket” mean to die?

There are a number of explanations for the origin of this expression, but the most realistic one has to do with the way some people committed suicide in the past. It was once fairly common for a person intent on
killing themself to do so by standing on an upturned bucket, putting a noose around his/her neck, and then “kicking the bucket.”

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