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buy the farm

To die, particularly in an accident or military action. This phrase originated in the 20th century and all early references relate to the US military. This example from 1943 isn’t the earliest, but it does make the meaning explicit. It’s from Cyril Ward-Jackson’s It’s a piece of cake; or R.A.F. slang made easy: “He’s bought it, he is dead –…