six feet under

Slang Dictionary

six feet under definition


  1. mod.
    dead and buried. : They put him six feet under two days after he died.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

six feet under

Dead and buried, as in No, you can't read my diarynot until I'm six feet under. Although this expression alludes to what has long been the traditional depth of a grave, that is, approximately the same as the length of the coffin, it dates only from the mid-1900s.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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