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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Colin's grandfather bought the farm in 1950 and he was the fourth generation to farm the area.
Richard Williams, defending, said the couple had bought the farm in 2006 and had borrowed a significant amount of money to restore the Grade II listed building.
The star said in 2009 he bought the farm in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire so he could whiz around on quad bikes with his children.
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."
The transport tycoon, who is worth PS1.3billion, bought the farm land in 1998.
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.
Mark Booth bought the farm from Baron Vestey and his brother, Mark Vestey.