dead and gone

dead and gone

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

 
1. Lit. [of a person] long dead. Old Gert's been dead and gone for quite a spell. When I'm dead and gone, I hope folks remember me at my best.
2. Fig. [of a thing] gone long ago. That kind of thinking is dead and gone. The horse-and-buggy days are dead and gone.
See also: and, dead, gone

dead and ˈburied/ˈgone

dead, especially for a long time; long past and forgotten: Long after I’m dead and gone, you’ll still be carrying on the same as you ever were.Why bring up old disagreements that have been dead and buried for years?
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dead and gone

1. mod. [of a person] long dead. Old Gert’s been dead and gone for quite a spell.
2. mod. [of a thing] gone long ago. That kind of thinking is dead and gone.
See also: and, dead, gone