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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.
References in periodicals archive
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
. I looked at the results with some of the cruise members on board and I thought we were gone.
INJURED Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires yesterday conceded his World Cup hopes are dead and buried