pass on

phrasal verb

passed on; passing on; passes on
: to die
used as a polite way to avoid saying the word "die"
Have both your parents passed on?

Examples of pass on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The British capital is also one of the country’s lowest-yielding regions on average which means that in order to protect these low yields landlords would likely pass on high mortgage costs to their tenants by hiking rentals. Byprarthana Prakash, Fortune, 11 Sep. 2023 This is a core technique to keep in your baking repertoire and pass on to future generations. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 11 Sep. 2023 Larry’s job is to go through the gear and personal effects of dead Marines before they are passed on to their families. Matt Thompson, Spin, 10 Sep. 2023 Brenda’s grandmother is the strongest influence, passing on witchy traditions rooted in folkloric beliefs around birth and death, while Alex’s mentor figure is an elderly German sheep farmer and small-time crook (Lars Rudolph) who appears to have been dealt a pretty tough hand in life himself. Catherine Bray, Variety, 9 Sep. 2023 Brown finished 2 of 6 passing on the series and McCord came back out to start the next series. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 9 Sep. 2023 Proponents note rent regulations generally allow landlords to file for exemptions to the rental cap to offset capital investments and sometimes, pass on expenses like property tax or utility-rate hikes to tenants. Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2023 There is a great deal of knowledge lifers can pass on to an internee who will probably end up with only three years for good behavior. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 5 Sep. 2023 Nationally, pork prices are influenced by everything from feed cost to demand from China to the shifting mood in commodities markets, but some retailers are already raising prices in California, to pass on the higher cost to hog farmers of meeting the state’s more stringent standards. Julie Creswell, New York Times, 5 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Pass on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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