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

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

... him like providence that just recently Tom Belcher had offered to buy the farm. In fact, he was calling him up every day about it. He could sell it to-morrow and then he could move to Greenville. The children were paying part of their expenses. But without his help, two of them at least ...
— Frank of Freedom Hill • Samuel A. Derieux

... Great Central Plain are hundreds of cities where the farm products are sold. Here, too, the farmers buy the farm tools and machinery which they need. In the city mills the wheat is ground into flour and the logs from the forests are sawed into planks or made into furniture. The cattle and sheep are killed and the ...
— Where We Live - A Home Geography • Emilie Van Beil Jacobs

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

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