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deep-six (someone or something)

To eliminate or dispose of someone or something. (A reference to the standard six-foot depth of a grave.) The studio decided to deep-six the film after its budget began getting out of hand. The president deep-sixed his chief of staff after it came to light that she had ties to Russian politics.

deep-six someone or something

Sl. to get rid of someone or something; to dispose of someone or something. (Refers originally to burying someone or something six feet deep, the standard depth of a grave.) Take this horrible food out and deep-six it. That guy is a pain. Deep-six him so the cops will never find him.
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However, after a number of complaints from lobbying organizations representing dairy and meat producers, the pyramid was quickly deep-sixed.
others would be converted to community hospitals, which could serve non-veterans as well as vets, just like the pilot program in the South that was deep-sixed this winter.
The Celtics deep-sixed the Philadelphia 76ers by 19 points, 110-91, at the Garden to extend their winning streak to 19, one more than the streak compiled by the 1981-82 Celtics.
As for Opus, last week Breathed delivered a message via the Los Angleles Times for fans who were worried that the penguin was deep-sixed much like Tony Soprano was made to sleep with the fishes.
Hot off the news that yet another Hendrie pilot (this one animated for Fox) has been deep-sixed, L.
Clark Gable didn't wear an undershirt in ``It Happened One Night,'' and deep-sixed an entire industry.
In Staten Island, one small strip mall was deep-sixed after a group of homeowners rallied the newspapers and local officials.
If a brass body is ruined, it can be unscrewed and deep-sixed, and a new one screwed into the almost indestructible steel head.
There's nothing comfortable or dumb about the proceedings on this edgy, uneasy and smart angst-rocker that certainly shows a kinship to grunge rock (minus some of the fuzz and dissonance), the genre that deep-sixed the heavy-metal hair bands.
Put it this way: I once deep-sixed a story of his called "Silence of the Bunnies," about the butchering of rabbits.
But he soon realized that his lost fumble after a marvelous catch late in the fourth quarter of UCLA's game against Miami wasn't the sole reason the Bruins were deep-sixed at the Orange Bowl.
Another myth to be deep-sixed is that you have to be rich to afford a
Once they admitted to being CODEPINK members, they were deep-sixed.
They put them, along with all the new jeeps and new trucks, on a barge and took them out to sea and deep-sixed 'em.
Dan Jones could have been done with his latest release long before now, but the Eugene pop-rock artist deep-sixed most of the songs from an early 2002 recording session and went back into the studio several months later, searching for something he felt had eluded him.