Bought the farm
Posted by Loislane17 on September 10, 2003
Well, while I believe this is a WW2 expression; I thought that it referred to the loss of an only farmer's son in the war receiving full benefits when killed overseas. Therefore, when he died his death benefits paid off the farm for his parents, or he "bought the farm."
- Bought the farm Dr. Ward Fredericks 19/September/03