dead and buried

idiom

variants or dead and gone
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.

Examples of dead and buried in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As if her pants weren’t controversial enough, Moss opted for a pair of low-rise skinny jeans—a double whammy for those who want the 2000s to stay dead and buried. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 18 Mar. 2024 Miller told detectives that a missing teenage girl was dead and buried in Volusia County, and that Donley and Freeman had something to do with it. Frank Fernandez, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2024 The deal would likely go from dead to dead and buried. Eric Cortellessa, TIME, 20 Oct. 2023 Jorge Del Portillo: Tom Merriman … laid dead and buried. Tracy Smith, CBS News, 15 Oct. 2023 The industry signaled its determination to keep net neutrality dead and buried through its despicable campaign against Gigi Sohn, President Biden’s original nominee for the vacant Democratic seat on the FCC. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 With its geopolitical adversary dead and buried, NATO increasingly looked outside of Europe, in places like Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq, to maintain relevance. Time, 13 July 2023 How Charleston wound up dead and buried in a shallow grave 535 miles (860 kilometers) away from her new home is still a mystery. Rio Yamat, The Enquirer, 15 June 2023 That era is now dead and buried along with globalism, the ideology that propelled it, and unipolarity, the international order that upheld it. Ian Bremmer, Foreign Affairs, 25 Oct. 2022

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“Dead and buried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead%20and%20buried. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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