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dead and buried

 
1. Lit. dead and interred, and soon to be forgotten. Now that Uncle Bill is dead and buried, we can read his will.
2. Fig. gone forever. That kind of old-fashioned thinking is dead and buried.
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dead and buried

Also, dead and gone. Long forgotten, no longer in use, as in That argument is dead and buried, or No point in worrying about regulations that are long dead and gone. This figurative use of "having died" is usually applied to some issue. [Late 1800s]
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dead and buried

No longer in use or under consideration: All past animosities are dead and buried now.
See also: and, bury, dead
References in classic literature ?
What dead and buried remembrances had I brought to life in him, in all their olden horror?
There will come a time when you'll wish yourself dead and buried.
They will hate each other demnebly, and wish you dead and buried.
Gobila's people might have been dead and buried for any sign of life they gave.
Ship a long time away from her port, owners inaccessible by cable, and the only man who could explain matters dead and buried.
In these real times, when all the Fairies are dead and buried, there are still a great many purses which possess that quality.