bought the farm


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bought the farm

Died. Did you hear that old Walt bought the farm? What a shame—at least he got to spend 92 years on this earth.
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buy the farm

slang To die. Did you hear that old Walt bought the farm? What a shame—at least he got to spend 92 years on this earth.
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Robin Dower said: "He bought the farm to protect the setting for the fort and to allow the trust to protect the fort and its landscape, because quarrying was a great problem at the time.
On the wall is a painting with the first dog he had when he bought the farm 52 years ago Pictures: ANDREI NACU
Sundstrom bought the farm in 2003 and immediately began working on a processing facility for yogurt and cheese.
When I bought the farm it was just a 100-acre sheep and cattle farm, but we've since converted it to a purpose-built stud.
The town bought the farm in 2002 with a $250,000 self-help grant from the state Division of Conservation Services and a $200,000 contribution from the Masonic Health System to meet its state requirement to maintain agricultural land.
Owen bought the farm last year while still recovering from the knee injury which forced him out of the World Cup.
Mark Booth bought the farm from Baron Vestey and his brother, Mark Vestey.
Unsatisfied with its quick defeat, Noel bought the farm back in 2002 and invested more money to correct the problems encountered earlier.
The extraordinary success is a triumph for Steve and Brenda, both aged 54, who bought the farm just 10 years ago aiming to retire to the countryside.