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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I THINK I've figured out why, as soon as a drama series ends on TV, we're bombarded with adverts trying to get us to buy the box set to watch it again.
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."Being Wayne's family, they got extra-special treatment and it's quite a shock that he doesn't want to put his name on it again."
He's a culinary conjurer, the dish of the day Like an everlasting toffee he never goes away Like a bottomless cup of coffee he'll leave you feeling wired He'll leave you feeling you've consumed a lot more than required But if you've got the appetite and still can't get enough Buy the boxed set DVD, watch the bonus stuff And if there is a recipe you really want to cook You can catch him on a TV chat show flogging his next book.