six feet under


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six feet under

Fig. dead and buried. Fred died and is six feet under. They put him six feet under two days after he died.
See also: feet, six

six feet under

dead and buried You're just waiting until he's six feet under so you can get his money.
Etymology: based on the idea that dead people are traditionally buried six feet under the ground
See also: feet, six

six feet under

Dead and buried, as in No, you can't read my diary-not until I'm six feet under. Although this expression alludes to what has long been the traditional depth of a grave, that is, approximately the same as the length of the coffin, it dates only from the mid-1900s.
See also: feet, six

six feet under

mod. dead and buried. They put him six feet under two days after he died.
See also: feet, six
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