bucket list


Definition of bucket list 

: a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

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But let others feel comfortable not having any bucket list at all. David Ekerdt, WSJ, "In Defense of the Not-So-Busy Retirement," 22 Apr. 2018 From stone crab to key lime pie, add these 10 dishes to your Sunshine State dining bucket list. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "How I saved $500 on my vacation ... and how you can, too," 12 July 2018 The Eagles Seeing this band perform is probably on a lot of people's bucket list. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "Old 97's head west for Concerts in Garden appearance," 21 June 2018 Quick aside: Hearing a parade of more than 100 soccer aficionados, golf moms and lawyers enchanted by the sound of their own voice repeating themselves and ignoring their 2-minute time limits -- this was never, ever on my career bucket list. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "David Beckham confronts his biggest fight yet to (finally) bring MLS soccer to Miami," 12 July 2018 From hay rides to a cemetery to maybe spotting the headless horseman, this is your ultimate Sleepy Hollow bucket list. 1. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "The Best Things To Do In Sleepy Hollow On Halloween," 9 July 2018 Despite the hot weather, fans loved the concert and seemed to have fun showing off their clever signs and outfits and checking seeing Taylor live off their bucket lists. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Taylor Swift kissed a dog and dodged a bird. And her Louisville fans loved it," 1 July 2018 But the rare exception — the fest that celebrates its title food in a big way— is worth adding to your summer bucket list. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "6 food festivals that offer a glimpse of Wisconsin specialties and local culture," 6 June 2018 Photographing the ponies at Pimlico Race Course at the Preakness Stakes might be on every Maryland photojournalist’s bucket list. baltimoresun.com, "Reflections on our first Preakness," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of bucket list

2006, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bucket list

from the phrase kick the bucket (to die)

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