buy it
or buy the farm phrasal to get killed ; die

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • buy it — verb be killed or die (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑pip out • Usage Domain: ↑slang, ↑cant, ↑jargon, ↑lingo, ↑argot, ↑patois, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • buy it — tv. to die. (See also buy the farm; buy the big one.) □ For a minute, I thought I was going to buy it. □ He lay there coughing for a few minutes, and then he bought it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • buy it — vp To die. If you don t slow down, you re going to buy it in a car accident. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • buy it — vb to die or meet disaster. A euphemism often ascribed to airforce pilots in war comics and films. It may derive from the expression to buy or pay dearly (i.e. with one s life) or may be a shortening of the American buy the farm. ► I m sorry,… …   Contemporary slang

  • buy it —    to be killed or wounded in action    A military usage, from acquiring the missile which hits you:     They bought it all except me. I d gone for a walk... you know, with a spade. (Manning, 1978, writing of soldiers killed in the Western… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • buy it — verb To die. He bought it in a shootout. Syn: buy the farm, kick the bucket …   Wiktionary

  • buy it — informal be killed. → buy …   English new terms dictionary

  • Buy it — die: He bought it at Bathurst …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • buy it — Australian Slang die: He bought it at Bathurst …   English dialects glossary

  • buy it — v. die. He bought it during night patrol …   English slang

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