yield the ghost

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to yield the ghost

  1. (idiomatic) To give up the ghost.
    • 1592, Shakespeare, Richard III, I.iv.36-38.
      and often did I strive / To yield the ghost: but still the envious flood / Stopped in my soul, and would not let it forth

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