buy the farm
- Buy the farmWhen somebody has bought the farm, they have died.
The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.
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buy the farm — verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life She died from cancer The children perished in the fire The patient went peacefully The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102 • Syn: ↑die,… … Useful english dictionary
buy the farm — tv. to die; to get killed. □ He bought the farm on San Juan Hill. □ I’m too young to buy the farm … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
buy the farm — vb American to die. An expression which is said to have originated with barnstorming or fighter pilots. The farm in question is either a worm farm (i.e. a grave) or an ironic reference to a symbol of retire ment (if a pilot survived he would… … Contemporary slang
buy the farm — verb To die; generally, to die in battle or in a plane crash. That cat must have been twenty years old when he finally bought the farm. Syn: buy it, kick the bucket, punch ones ticket, real estate deal … Wiktionary
buy the farm — vp To die. If you don t kick the ice cream habit you re going tobuy the farm. 1940s … Historical dictionary of American slang
buy the farm — die, kick the bucket, pass away Where s Henry? Oh, he bought the farm years ago died of cancer, eh … English idioms
buy the farm — v. die. He bought the farm during that last raid … English slang
buy the farm — phrasal see buy it … New Collegiate Dictionary
buy the farm — die, pass away … English contemporary dictionary
buy the farm (to) — Die … American business jargon