Bought The Farm
Bought The Farm : Phrases
Ryan's bungee jumping experience came to an abrupt stop when he bought the farm on his first try.
It comes from World War-1. When a U.S. soldier was killed in combat his family was given a death benefit that amounted to a enough money to buy a parcel of farm land in the mid west.
Some might consider this just compensation to the surviving family. Others might prefer a minor wound with the lesser compensation of renting the farm.
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