One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Someone wrote me that he's 105 years old and ought to be shuffling off this mortal coil.’
- ‘Years later, it still has an irresistible draw, and I believe that if my passion for it ever began to wane it would be a sign that I was almost ready to shuffle off this mortal coil.’
- ‘Never mind that the late, lamented actor shuffled off this mortal coil back in 1998.’
- ‘When my time comes to finally shuffle off this mortal coil, I sincerely hope that I'm not made to suffer those last few moments during which my life flashes before my eyes.’
- ‘In a spectacular finale to a week of already nightmarish aspect, my last remaining grandparent has just decided to shuffle off this mortal coil.’
- ‘From that moment of impact I would start to think frequently of my lucky escape but also of the thought that one day I would shuffle off this mortal coil like everyone else.’
- ‘At the ripe old age of 78 and after creating an Irish institution now famous the world over, Arthur Guinness shuffled off this mortal coil.’
- ‘Now, some of this might be because the poor lass has shuffled off this mortal coil, but none of these guys tends to throw around superlatives for people who don't deserve it.’
- ‘She should not have been allowed to shuffle off this mortal coil in pain, discomfort, humiliation and a fog of drugs.’
- ‘He's finally shuffled off this mortal coil, and his passing is mourned by all.’
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