Posted by R. Berg on February 19, 2005
In Reply to: Buy the farm/ bought the farm, posted by `tony on February 19, 2005
: I used this phrase this morning and have been ridiculed ever since, I have always understood to mean to die to tohave died , does anyone agree?
Ridicule is undeserved. It's an established phrase with exactly that meaning, discussed many times here. Show your tormentor(s) the archives.