Interested in Language
If you were, say, a U.S. intelligence analyst sifting through the evidence and finding that some leads went off in a different direction, you might hold back on your conclusions knowing that crossing senior officials who had already pronounced the verdict could be devastating to your career. It would make a lot more sense to just deep-six any contrary evidence.
What does it mean? I couldn't find any reference in Google. Is the expression common? What are its origins?
I am guessing it means "to bury under ground six feet deep".
Last edited by bhaisahab; 22-Jul-2014 at 20:31. Reason: Remove potentially controversial words.
Apparently it is a nautical term, referring to throwing it overboard and into the water, and not a reference to burying six feet deep. Same idea though. Hide it and make sure it is never found.