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deep-six (someone or something)

To eliminate or dispose of someone or something. (A reference to the standard six-foot depth of a grave.) The studio decided to deep-six the film after its budget began getting out of hand. The president deep-sixed his chief of staff after it came to light that she had ties to Russian politics.

deep-six someone or something

Sl. to get rid of someone or something; to dispose of someone or something. (Refers originally to burying someone or something six feet deep, the standard depth of a grave.) Take this horrible food out and deep-six it. That guy is a pain. Deep-six him so the cops will never find him.
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4) Saunders' Deep-Six is a high-density fiberglass arrow designed to dive deep.
I had just finished attending a Marsh seminar on enterprise risk where much of the conversation and the speeches were about Sarbanes-Oxley and identifying those risks that could deep-six a firm like Arthur Anderson.
We're appalled that the NBWA would be so quick to deep-six a high-level scientific inquiry into real solutions to an enormous problem.
When they finally deep-six the last one, will a single soul weep at the graveside?
It takes so much effort to manage active disk--to organize the data, back it up, add storage resources to house it--that more and more data is threatening to get pushed into the deep-six category.
have promised to reveal themselves and deep-six their web page at members.
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For insisting that federal taxpayers deep-six their dollars into a project that should be funded by the state and the private sector, CAGW names Sen.
House face an agonizing choice: oppose a sweeping trade measure and deep-six President Obama's economic legacy, or support it and antagonize labor, one of the largest financial constituents in the party.
WEST BROOKFIELD - Joy Turturro made an impassioned plea to deep-six a proposed 2.
Pandering to freedom-lovers everywhere, Senator Joe Negron (of Stuart no less) introduced a bill this year (SB 744) that would deep-six our entire fishing license structure, fresh and salt.
The agreements were a positive first step, though critics shrugged off the pledge as an attempt by ad agency executives to wriggle out of testifying and to deep-six the hearings.
Or what if we could expand the Hope VI housing program, a sparkling success in turning ravaged public housing projects into stable new mixed-income communities--and not deep-six it, as the Bush administration advocates?
Bush announced plans to deep-six the position of liaison to the gay and lesbian community, created by President Clinton.
LG Electronics' decision to deep-six its Goldstar 3DO interactive multi-player has come as no particular surprise to anyone in the industry.