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give something the deep six

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give something the deep six

verb phrase

To dispose definitively of; jettison; throw overboard: They gave those files the deep six

[1940s+ Nautical; probably fr the six feet of a fathom, the unit for measuring depth]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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