shuffle off this mortal coil






shuffle off this mortal coil

die – literary

Shuffle off this mortal coil is a quotation from Shakespeare's Hamlet. This mortal coil is sometimes used independently to mean the fact or state of being alive with the suggestion that this is a troublesome state, since coil retains here its archaic sense of turmoil.

1986 - Dudley Moore - Off-Beat - He was just one of a number of distinguished composers who have shuffled off their mortal coil in a variety of unusual ways.




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