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Give Up the Ghost

The English idiom to give up the ghost can be used to talk about people or things and means to die or to stop working. For example:

When my 1991 Ford Escort
gave up the ghost, I decided to start taking the bus.
Not wanting
to give up the ghost, Martin followed his doctor’s advice.

Which of the following English idioms does NOT mean the same thing
as to give up the ghost, i.e. to die or stop working?

a) to kick the bucket
b) to cash in one’s chips
c) to buy the farm
d) to drop dead
e) to be worried sick

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