`join the majority’

When you join the majority, you die. It is also possible to say, `join the great majority’, `go over to the great majority’ and `death joins us to the great majority’. Other idioms which have more or less the same meaning are, `give up the ghost’, `go the way of all flesh’, and `kick the bucket’

Source: S. Upendran, The Hindu ‘Know Your English’ Series, March 27, 2006

 

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