buy the farm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v buy the farm pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life "She died from cancer","The children perished in the fire","The patient went peacefully","The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
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Idioms

Buy the farm - When somebody has bought the farm, they have died.
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Usage

In literature:

At first it seemed to him like providence that just recently Tom Belcher had offered to buy the farm.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
I reckon hit's true, becaze the man that told me was aimin' to buy the Bonbright farm.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
One of the first questions asked by a man who is thinking of buying a farm is about the water supply.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
It's easier peddling pictures than farming, any day, and no one else would buy it in the circumstances.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
We are going further west, out of the Indian territory, and Rube's going to buy a new farm near some city.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
We used to walk miles and miles, and carry some buns or buy them, and get milk or ginger-beer at the farms.
"Betty Leicester" by Sarah Orne Jewett
On one farm sheep are kept; though most of the boarding-houses buy their meat supplies of the dealers mentioned below.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
Four of the western farmers said that they should buy farms in the State and settle down there.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
They did find, however, that the buying of provisions and farming-tools required for their future use, was out of the question in Parkville.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
We've a client who would like to buy and farm it, as I was saying the other day.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
He talked of going into the country and buying a farm.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
I have, since I arose this morning, agreed to buy the farm.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He talks of buying a farm in the country.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
When he buys an improved farm in a settled neighborhood the situation is precisely reversed.
"Conservation Through Engineering" by Franklin K. Lane
And they went by train with the bailiff from the farm, who was going in about some sheep-dip and to buy pigs.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
By 1864 Europe was buying our farm machinery to the extent of $600,000.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
The farm which he buys at 10 shillings an acre may become worth in a few years from 5 to 10 pounds an acre.
"Through South Africa" by Henry M. Stanley
Don't buy a stocked farm unless the stock is adapted to needs and properly valued.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
Cooeperation is the prime interest of the Farm Bureaus which, in some counties, undertake cooeperative buying and selling.
"The Church on the Changing Frontier" by Helen O. Belknap
It requires capital to equip and run a farm as well as to buy it, the same as in other business.
"The Country-Life Movement in the United States" by L.H. Bailey
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In news:

You can buy the granola at Arcadia Farms, or call and order it ahead.
The farm-to-table movement is all about sustainability, but buying ingredients from local farmers and ranchers might sustain your restaurant, too.
The owner of San Francisco's farm-to-table grocery store Bi-Rite, Sam Mogannam knows a thing or two about buying the best ingredients.
To suggest that the consumer should be satisfied with hatchery fish from lower river side-channels, or Alaskan fish , or farmed fish , is a slap in the face to the fish -buying public.
He adds that Ohio allows an "alternative farming", which lead to the buying and selling of exotic animals like Bengal tigers.
In England, Buying the Farm Can Be a Fate Worse Than Debt.
Chuck Kirman/The Star David Dreier (left) buys vegetables from Vince DiTomaso of DiTomaso Farms at the farmers market in the parking lot of Pacific View Mall in Ventura.
If cultured fish is fed with wild stock, are we doing more harm than good when we buy fresh from the farm.
It may be the last time she'll be able to buy them this year here at Omalia's Farms in Plains Township.
The Bedminster Township Supervisors have approved buying the development rights for Elderberry Farm under their Farmland Preservation Program.
The Bucks County Commissioners have approved spending more than $1 million to buy the development rights for a farm, and the state is matching the county contribution.
Previously scheduled to begin next week, Vernon Hershberger's trial will be closely watched by raw-milk advocates who have argued for the right to buy unpasteurized dairy products straight from the farm.
Even if you live in one of about 30 states where you can legally buy and drink the stuff, you might still have to drive an hour to a farm or store that carries it.
Back in the late 1990s, Don Lewis went to Lightning Tree Farm to buy organic feed for his chickens, and saw that Alton Earnhart was growing wheat.
People line up to buy vegetables from the Bovee Farm stand at the Holland Farmers Market Wednesday afternoon, Aug 22, 2012.
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