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    #1

    Six feet under

    You can check the definition of this idiom here.


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    #2

    Re: Six feet under

    a terrible show has the same name....

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    Re: Six feet under

    I don't want to be six feet under yet. I'm too young to be.

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    Angry Re: Six feet under

    to pop off or be a goner


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    Re: Six feet under

    another good american english idiom for that would be 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 - all of these idioms mean to die in colloquial american & canadian english. i'm sure brits, aussies, and kiwies if not use, then are at least familiar with the expressions.

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    Re: Six feet under

    six feet under - is this idiom used formal or informal ( colloquial) speech?

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    Re: Six feet under

    Ok, in the meantime, I found the answer. It is used informal and in a humorous way.

    e.g

    These cigarettes will put Penelope six feet under.


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    #8

    Re: Six feet under

    I learn it from a name of a TV drama


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    Re: Six feet under

    If someone is six feet under, they are dead as a doornail!

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    Re: Six feet under

    And certainly not just dead to the world.

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