meet his maker

maker

[mey-ker]
noun
1.
a person or thing that makes.
2.
a manufacturer (used in combination): drugmaker; garmentmaker.
3.
(initial capital letter) God.
4.
the party executing a legal instrument, especially a promissory note.
5.
Cards. the player who first names the successful bid.
6.
Archaic. a poet.
Idioms
7.
go to/meetone's Maker, to die.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see make1, -er1

premaker, noun
undermaker, noun
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maker (ˈmeɪkə)
 
n
1.  a person who makes (something); fabricator; constructor
2.  a person who executes a legal document, esp one who signs a promissory note
3.  archaic (Scot) Also called (esp Scot): makar a poet

Maker (ˈmeɪkə)
 
n
1.  a title given to God
2.  go to meet one's Maker, meet one's Maker to die

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maker
c.1300, "one who makes," also "God as creator," from make.
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