dead and buried

idiom
variants: or dead and gone

Definition of dead and buried

1 : no longer living : dead He's been dead and buried for 50 years. relatives long dead and gone
2 : no longer used or accepted Those old family traditions are dead and buried. The days of our childhood are dead and gone.

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“Dead and buried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead%20and%20buried. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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