meet one's maker

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meet one's maker (third-person singular simple present meets one's maker, present participle meeting one's maker, simple past and past participle met one's maker)

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) To die or to pass into the afterlife.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land that Time Forgot, ch. 4:
      He didn't die for a half-hour after that; nor did he speak again—aloud; but just a few seconds before he went to meet his Maker, his lips moved in a faint whisper.