What does buy the farm mean?

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buy the farm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it(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"

Wiktionary

  1. buy the farm(Verb)

    To die; generally, to die in battle or in a plane crash.

  2. Origin: US slang, from the WWII era (first printed record in the US Air Force in the 1950's). Similar expressions like buy the plot and buy the lot also existed, although buy the farm is the only one to have survived. Probably related to older British slang buy it, buy one or buy the packet, both seemingly ironic references to something that one does not want to buy. May come from the common reflection that once someone had finished his service he would go home and buy a farm to settle on.

How to pronounce buy the farm?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say buy the farm in sign language?

  1. buythefarm

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buy the farm in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buy the farm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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Translations for buy the farm

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  • passer l'arme à gauche, casser sa pipeFrench
  • skride hen til de evige jaktmarkerNorwegian

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