buy the farm

buy the farm
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

Ant: ↑be born (for: ↑die)
See Also: ↑die out (for: ↑die), ↑die off (for: ↑die), ↑die down (for: ↑die)
Derivationally related forms:
passing (for: ↑pass), ↑expiration (for: ↑expire), ↑exit (for: ↑exit), ↑going (for: ↑go), ↑decedent (for: ↑decease), ↑decease (for: ↑decease), ↑death (for: ↑die), ↑Death (for: ↑die)
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
abort, ↑suffocate, ↑stifle, ↑asphyxiate, ↑buy it, ↑pip out, ↑drown, ↑predecease, ↑starve, ↑famish, ↑fall, ↑succumb, ↑yield
Verb Group:
die, ↑fail, ↑go bad, ↑give way, ↑give out, ↑conk out, ↑go, ↑break, ↑break down
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

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: to get killed : die

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buy the farm (US sl)
To die
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Main Entry:farm

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I refused to admit to my recklessness, even when I nearly bought the farm

see buy

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buy the farm — see buy, 1
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Main Entry:farm

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buy the ˈfarm idiom
(NAmE, informal) to die
Main entry:buyidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • buy the farm — When somebody has bought the farm, they have died …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • buy the farm — tv. to die; to get killed. □ He bought the farm on San Juan Hill. □ I’m too young to buy the farm …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • buy the farm — vb American to die. An expression which is said to have originated with barnstorming or fighter pilots. The farm in question is either a worm farm (i.e. a grave) or an ironic reference to a symbol of retire ment (if a pilot survived he would… …   Contemporary slang

  • buy the farm — verb To die; generally, to die in battle or in a plane crash. That cat must have been twenty years old when he finally bought the farm. Syn: buy it, kick the bucket, punch ones ticket, real estate deal …   Wiktionary

  • buy the farm — vp To die. If you don t kick the ice cream habit you re going tobuy the farm. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • buy the farm — die, kick the bucket, pass away    Where s Henry? Oh, he bought the farm years ago died of cancer, eh …   English idioms

  • buy the farm — v. die. He bought the farm during that last raid …   English slang

  • buy the farm — phrasal see buy it …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buy the farm — die, pass away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buy the farm (to) —  Die …   American business jargon