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    put to bed with a shovel

    Is it socially acceptable to use the expression ' to put to bed with a shovel' for 'to bury'?

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    Re: put to bed with a shovel

    No.

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    Re: put to bed with a shovel

    This could be used metaphorically, for example:

    "The issue was put to bed with a shovel." That would mean killed and buried.

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    Re: put to bed with a shovel

    I would assume you knocked somebody unconscious if you said that to me.

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