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If an idiom has a literal counterpart, then both are symbolised in the same way -- that is the post-semantic idiomatic kick the bucket is literalized into its original meaning (literalization being the opposite of symbolisation, the process of conversion from post-semantic to semantic arrangement).
Terminal cancer patient Rowena Kincaid's documentary, Before I Kick the Bucket, will broadcast around the world
With Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari and now Chrome prioritizing HTML5 and actively blocking Flash content, it's only a matter of time before advertisers and content streamers fully adopt the format and allow Flash to finally kick the bucket after years of service to the internet and netizens.
I want to keep on doing it until I kick the bucket.
The youth was walking towards the path with his hood up and his head down and he just kicked out at me and tried to kick the bucket out of my hand.
I'm going to create lists to do, not before you kick the bucket, but before this glorious spring gardening season is out.
Reilly said: "If I had a message for the current team it would be, 'Put me out of my misery before I kick the bucket.
I was moved to tears when I read that Wilfred Hardy hoped he would kick the bucket now his carer Natalie has been taken away as part of the spending cuts.
Carrie Fisher must wonder what she's doing here as the house mother who has little to do except kick the bucket in a bloody fashion.