“Kick the bucket”: idiom meaning.

Kick the bucket
A colloquial term which means to die. Of course in our illustration the husband isn’t really going to die but this is how sometimes men over-exaggerate how bad they feel when they are sick.

Other examples of “kick the bucket” idiom in a sentence

  • Poor man, he kicked the bucket after working for that company.
  • If you continue to work so hard, you’re going to kick the bucket.
  • The old owner kicked the bucket last year.

“Kick the bucket”: use in context explanation

The husband is lying on his bed suffering a lot. He asks for help because he’s not feeling well at all. He’s got cold chills and feels he’s got a high temperature. He is very weak, his nose is runny and he’s got sore throat when he swallows food. He is really concerned about his health and even life. He feels so ill, he says he might even kick the bucket. The wife knows her husband like the back of her hand. She know he’s overreacting and it’s nothing but a simple cold. She is angry because she will have to listen to her husband complaining for a week or two. And she will have to take care of him, console him and provide him with everything he wants.