View Poll Results: If someone is six feet under,

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  • they are extremely busy.

    168 6.92%
  • they are dead.

    1,623 66.90%
  • they are in serious trouble.

    635 26.17%
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Thread: Six feet under

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    nitikasnv is offline Banned
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    Meaning:

    Hi,

    Six feet under:It is a term for being dead, referring to a grave six feet underground.

    Thanks

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    Alex_D is offline Newbie
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    Re: Six feet under

    Even if you see an idiom at the first time, you may guess what native speaker understand by this. I find it funny and interesting. As for the title idiom, I thought that 'dead' is too obvious meaning and answered 'they are in serious trouble'

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    Re: Six feet under

    This is how deep they usually bury people when they die. It is a way of saying they are dead.

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    Re: Six feet under

    yey moiii !! i got it right !!

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    Re: Six feet under

    I've summed all the ways of saying "to die" I've found in this thread. Incredible...:

    to buy a farm, or simply, to buy it. for example: he bought it during a skirmish with the jerries. also, when somebody dies, they croak. to give up the ghost, to kick the bucket, to fall off one's perch, to bite the dust, to pop one's clogs
    to pop off
    six feet under
    to be dead as a doornail
    to cash in one's chips
    to be pushing up the daisies
    to snuff it

    What a wonderful language !!

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    Re: Six feet under

    There is also a shorter and active form, "deep six", where you indicate ignoring, terminating or ending something. Eg, "Lets deep six that idea".

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    Re: Six feet under

    Got it ^^

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