To give up the ghost.

Definition

To give up the ghost is an idiom which is used to describe the moment of death.

Examples

When the old man finally gave up the ghost, the entire town was in mourning

The engine finally gave up the ghost after years of faithful service.

Origin

It is believed to have originated from the Bible.

FAQs

What does it mean when someone gives up the ghost?

It means they have died.

Where did this phrase come from?

It is believed to have originated from the Bible.