meet one's maker

idiomatic phrase

variants or meet one's Maker
: to die
"… I was so convinced at one point that I was about ready to be a goner, I mean to meet my maker. … " Bill Johnson
often used figuratively
My old car has finally gone to meet its maker.

Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meet one's maker was in 1814

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Cite this Entry

“Meet one's maker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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