be dead and buried

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be dead and buried

To be completely gone or defunct. The phrase can refer to one who has literally died and been buried, as well as to failures. Their father is dead and buried, but they still complain about him daily. Oh, that idea from last week's meeting is dead and buried now that the CEO has vetoed it.
See also: and, bury, dead
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In your introduction to the Books of Blood anthologies, you mention that the Clive Barker who spun tales of blood and gore is dead and buried.