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Buy the farm   /baɪ ðə fɑrm/   Listen
Buy the farm

verb
1.
Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life.  Synonyms: cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it.  "The children perished in the fire" , "The patient went peacefully" , "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"






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"Buy the farm" Quotes from Famous Books



... "I haven't smelt it for over three years. Ah! to have the scent of the good wet earth in one's nostrils and the sound of bees in one's ears. For two pins I would go gipsying again. If I were a rich man, my little Blanquette, I would buy the farm, and give it you as your dowry, and sometimes you would let me ...
— The Beloved Vagabond • William J. Locke



Words linked to "Buy the farm" :   asphyxiate, succumb, break, abort, drown, give way, stifle, turn, fall, famish, go bad, pip out, conk out, suffocate, predecease, break down, starve, yield, give out, be born, change state, fail, buy it



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