pass on

pass away & pass on
Euph. to die. •

My aunt passed away last month.

When I pass on, I won't care about the funeral.

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{v.} 1. To give an opinion about; judge; settle. * /The college passed on his application and found him acceptable./ * /The committee recommended three people for the job and the president passed on them./ 2. To give away (something that has been outgrown.) * /As he grew up, he passed on his clothes to his younger brother./ Compare: HAND DOWN. 3. To die. * /Mary was very sorry to hear that her first grade teacher had passed on./ Syn.: PASS AWAY(3), PASS OUT(3).

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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