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buy the farm

verb phrase

To be killed; die: the cat that bought the farm when Harvey hit him on his bike/ Luna crash confirmed. They bought the ranch

[1950s+ Armed forces; fr earlier Air Force term buy a farm, ''to crash''; probably from the expressed desire of wartime pilots to stop flying, buy a farm, and live peacefully]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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