buy the box

buy the box

To die, or to be near death. The "box" in question is a coffin. Did you hear that Johnny bought the box? What a shame. I think the funeral is next Tuesday. When I was in that accident, I was so scared that I would buy the box.
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If you recognise them, you'll feel nostalgic and buy the box, and then you'll go home feeling so depressed about being old enough to recognise them, you'll eat the whole lot in one go.
If you want donuts in the office, you buy the box and bring it in.
Only users who have done the reservation order are qualified to buy the box when the open buying time arrives.
An evil archduke with a twitching moustache arrives and tries to buy the box of yarn.
Buy the box set and follow the amazing journey of Tony Stark, his transformation into Iron Man and his high octane adventures - all in CGI animation
He jumped at the chance to buy the box last season and his family loved every minute of it.