- (idiomatic) to die; to become destroyed
1918, Banjo Paterson, Moving On:
- In the hospitals they're moving, / Moving on; / They're here today, tomorrow they are gone; / When the bravest and the best / Of the boys you know "go west", / Then you're choking down your tears and / Moving on.
- 1918, Siegfried Sassoon, How to Die
- You'd think, to hear some people talk,
- That lads go West with sobs and curses,
- And sullen faces white as chalk,
- Hankering for wreaths and tombs and hearses.
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