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Difference between Cross over Jordan and Cross the Rubicon

cross over Jordan—(also: cross over to the other side) die; pass away:

  • Following a stroke which left her comatose, she crossed over Jordan on February 3, 1972, and is buried at Laurel Land Cemetery.

cross the Rubicontake an irrevocable step; make a fateful and final decision:

  • Now is the time for Koizumi to cross the Rubicon and take decisive action to implement the radical structural reforms.