One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Die or come to an end.‘the film has gone the way of all flesh after being slated by the critics’
pass away, pass on, lose one's life, depart this life, expire, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, lay down one's life, be no more, perish, be lost, go the way of the flesh, go the way of all flesh, go to glory, go to one's last resting place, go to meet one's maker, cross the great divide, cross the styxView synonyms
- ‘For years I made do with a tape copy after the original vinyl went the way of all flesh.’
- ‘And in fact that was almost certainly why it went the way of all flesh.’
- ‘My iPod went the way of all flesh (and has successfully been brought back to life).’
- ‘From time to time they will crash not predictably but randomly, like a flood or a bad harvest- and your data will go the way of all flesh.’
- ‘When we go the way of all flesh, we should request not to be buried with boots.’
- ‘When published, they create a sudden stir, remain best-sellers for a few weeks and then go down the way of all flesh.’
- ‘Hopes have been consistently dashed as companies that betokened efforts to compete with Hollywood went the way of all flesh.’
- ‘Well, another year is going the way of all flesh, but never fear, another, brand new one is on the way.’
- ‘Few are rewarded with true freedom in this way; most go the way of all flesh in the ruthless killing sprees that usually follow a successful revolution.’
- ‘His second marriage also went the way of all flesh.’
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