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1‘my contract expires at the end of the season’
run out, become invalid, become void, be no longer valid, lapse, cease, become obsolete
end, finish, stop, come to an end, conclude, terminate, be over, be at an end
2‘a plaque marks the spot where he expired’
die, pass away, pass on, decease, perish, depart this life, be no more, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, meet one's Maker, give up the ghost, go to the great beyond, cross the great divide, shuffle off this mortal coil, go the way of all flesh, go the way of the flesh, go to one's last resting place
informal kick the bucket, bite the dust, croak, conk out, buy it, turn up one's toes, cash in one's chips, go belly up
British informal snuff it, peg out, pop one's clogs
3‘afterwards the breath is expired’
breathe out, exhale, puff out, blow out, expel, emit
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