to go the way of all flesh




Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - go the way of all flesh

"to go the way of all flesh"

to die

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - go the way of all flesh

"to go the way of all flesh"

to become spoiled or damaged or come to the end of service

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - go the way of all flesh

Two cousins are chatting over coffee ...

Cousin 1:  How are you?  How's life?  I haven't seen you in a couple of years.

Cousin 2:  I'm doing OK.  I guess you didn't hear about Grandma Jean?

Cousin 1:  No.  What happened?

Cousin 2:  She went the way of all flesh last year.

Cousin 1:  I'm really sorry to hear that she has died.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - go the way of all flesh

Two friends are catching up ...

Friend 1:  How have you been doing?

Friend 2:  Pretty good.  And you?

Friend 1:  Same.

Friend 2:  How is your old muscle car running?

Friend 1:  Oh, it went the way of all flesh last year.

Friend 2:  What happened?

Friend 1:  I was racing it and I blew the engine.

 




to go the way of all flesh - Usage:

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to go the way of all flesh - Gerund Form:

Going the way of all flesh, his grandfather has died.

Going the way of all flesh, she had to finally put her shoes in the garbage.



to go the way of all flesh - Examples:

1)  Our human institutions and heroic achievements will eventually pass and go the way of all flesh.

2)  This must cease and he must go the way of all flesh, material or imaginary.

3)  ... structural slowdown in Chinese growth, the AAA rating is going the way of all flesh

4)  William F Buckley has, alas, gone the way of all flesh but his National Review lives on and arguably remains the flagship journal of contemporary American ...

5)  ... in tragic circumstances too real for comfort, has gone the way of all flesh, since reduced to ashes by burning where we could not be present.

6)  I will, in fact, go the way of all flesh, vanishing into what Homer sometimes called the under gloom. 

7)  It would be almost criminal to have Medicaid expansion go the way of all flesh.

8)  There is, of course, the chance that Cuba really will change–if the Obama administration decides to apply pressure, which it has largely declined to do, or–more likely–once the Castro brothers go the way of all flesh.

9)  And as we remember that we can go the way of all flesh as easy as not…then we will not have the national hubris to suppose that we can’t make the same mistakes as those who’ve gone before us.

10)  At its most extreme, our refusal to acknowledge that we will one day go the way of all flesh has led, at least in America, to the possibility of ordering a cremation for your loved (or not so loved) one online.

11)  We want God to put an end to this world so that we ourselves beat the odds and don’t have to go the way of all flesh.

12)  The challenge will be how to scale this up nationally and ensure that the elected representatives of AAP down the line do not succumb to arrogance, greed and abuse of power and go the way of all flesh.

13)  ... long time writers and staffers may also go the way of all flesh, to be replaced -- in some cases, literally overnight.

14)  ... it's a mystery to me why any decent-tasting cookie is discontinued. I guess it's a fact of life that some of the most delicious baked goods go the way of all flesh while far crappier ones enjoy an interminable existence.

15)  Eventually, however, the empire will crumble. Like the old man himself, it must go the way of all flesh

16)  The smart money was on Landry's 3rd to go the way of all flesh, especially since he was new to the fold.

17)  When he does go the way of all flesh, the decision of who would replace him would likely be made by a shadowy conclave of generals,  ...

18)  As distressed as you may be now or not long from now, should copyright go the way of all flesh, some of you may soon be unable even to recognize your own profession, if indeed it continues to exist.

19)  His body might go the way of all flesh, but his works no doubt will live for ever. 

20)  ... so that they can live happily ever after until they go the way of all flesh.