Kopnąć w kalendarz


Lit. To “kick the calendar” and figuratively (as well as colloquially and ironically): to die. Jerzy Bralczyk, an expert in Polish language, traces the expression back to the fact that a calendar is no longer needed by a dead person hence she or he can kick it away. Don’t use it when talking to a deceased’s friends or relatives – it would be highly disrespectful.

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