Bought The Farm




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Bought The Farm : Phrases



Meaning:

To die.


Example:

Ryan's bungee jumping experience came to an abrupt stop when he
bought the farm on his first try.


Origin:

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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