bucket List Part 2: “I would like to go out with George Clooney if you can arrange that.”
Mic, standing there with a bucket in his hand, had no idea what he'd done wrong.
Her solution: a bucket list of influential people and places to visit and photograph.
It was on a hike to the Grand Canyon at age 18 that Shattuck penned her first bucket list.
Everyone is looking at that bucket, thinking, "Oh boy, she's going to throw up all over him."
Young brought the bucket, and McCloud pointed to the caskful of brandy.
Then she picked one of the knives from the bucket and handed it to him.
You descend in an express elevator car; in that bucket you just drop.
They still carry the bucket and the pole, hoping yet dreading to meet their parents.
"Then I will go alone," said the Harvester, picking up the bucket and starting.
mid-13c., from Anglo-French buquet "bucket, pail," from Old French buquet "bucket," which is from a Germanic source, or a diminutive of cognate Old English buc "pitcher, bulging vessel," originally "belly" (buckets were formerly of leather as well as wood), both from West Germanic *buh- (cf. Dutch buik, Old High German buh, German Bauch "belly"), from PIE *bhou-, variant of root *bheu- "to grow, swell" (see be).
Kick the bucket "to die" (1785) perhaps is from unrelated Old French buquet "balance," a beam from which slaughtered animals were hung; perhaps reinforced by the notion of suicide by hanging after standing on an upturned bucket (but Farmer calls attention to bucket "a Norfolk term for a pulley").
To speed; barrel: The kids were bucketing along (1860s+)
brain bucket, someone can't carry a tune in a bucket, drop one's buckets, for crying out loud, go to hell in a handbasket, gutbucket, kick the bucket, lard-bucket, rust bucket, sleaze-bucket, slimebag
a vessel to draw water with (Isa. 40:15); used figuratively, probably, of a numerous issue (Num. 24:7).