dead and buried
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Also, dead and gone. Long forgotten, no longer in use, as in That argument is dead and buried, or No point in worrying about regulations that are long dead and gone. This figurative use of “having died” is usually applied to some issue. [Late 1800s]
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Words nearby dead and buried
dead, dead ahead, dead air, dead-air space, dead-and-alive, dead and buried, dead arm, dead as a doornail, deadass, dead-ball line, deadbeat
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How to use dead and buried in a sentence
Minghelli, the Grand Hotel, the reference in London, and the dead-and-buried nightmare have led up to and compassed everything!The Eternal City|Hall Caine
And he enumerated the various dead-and-buried gentlemen from whom he appeared to think I had collated my article.Dreams|Jerome K. Jerome