be dead and buried

be dead and buried

To be completely gone or defunct. The phrase can refer to one who has literally died and been buried, as well as to failures. Their father is dead and buried, but they still complain about him daily. Oh, that idea from last week's meeting is dead and buried now that the CEO has vetoed it.
See also: and, bury, dead

be dead and buried

to be ended completely As far as I'm concerned the matter's dead and buried. I won't rest until fascism is dead and buried in this country.
See also: and, bury, dead