be dead and buried

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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
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He said: "Some will look at the table and say Mansfield are dead and buried, but there's no way I believe it and the players don't believe it.
Hurst said: "I have been on the boat for the last two months and we looked like we are dead and buried.
INJURED Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires yesterday conceded his World Cup hopes are dead and buried.