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Deep six

Posted by R. Berg on March 25, 2001

In Reply to: Deep six posted by fubar on March 24, 2001

: Can anyone tell me the origin of the phrase "deep six"?
: Is it a nautical term?

No, if anything qualifies as a land term, this phrase does. Closely related to "six feet under." (The Dictionary of American Slang defines deep six as a grave.)