Suffer a severe reversal, as in If they can't raise the money in time, they'll buy it. [Slang; mid-1900s]
Be killed; die. For example, By the time we could get to the hospital, he had bought it. Originating during World War I as military slang, this term later was extended to peacetime forms of death. A later slang equivalent is buy the farm, dating from about 1950. For example, He'll soon buy the farm riding that motorcycle. According to J.E. Lighter, it alludes to training flights crashing in a farmer's field, causing the farmer to sue the government for damages sufficient to pay off the farm's mortgage. Since the pilot usually died in such a crash, he in effect bought the farm with his life.
Believe it; see buy something.
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Why would “they” want to crush him just for attempting to buy something twenty years ago?
“This is the only place in the souk you can buy safety pins,” he said.
“For conveniences and shops where you can buy what you need,” it is much easier, he said.
For instance, Best Buy has over 40 million members in its customer loyalty program, Reward Zone.
Best Buy is caught up in the breakneck world of technological innovation.
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Alessandro had hard work to give civil answers to the men who wished to buy Benito and the wagon for quarter of their value.
It is very old, they say, and worth a great deal of money, if you could find the right man to buy it.
For us to take her place it became necessary for us to loan before we could sell and buy.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips