pass on

phrasal verb
passed on; passing on; passes on

Definition of pass on

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

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“Pass on.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pass%20on. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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