One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Over; finished.‘the incident is dead and buried’
- ‘Soon this nation will be dead and buried unless it changes its philosophy.’
- ‘Despite being a man down there was still belief in the players that this game was not dead and buried.’
- ‘Even so, the traditional ideals these clichés had replaced were dead and buried.’
- ‘Are those plans still alive or they are dead and buried?’
- ‘The matter, as far as she was concerned, was dead and buried.’
- ‘St. Peter's were happy to come out of the match with a win as they looked dead and buried for the first twenty minutes of the second half.’
- ‘How will this ancient struggle, which liberal theorists once thought dead and buried, end?’
- ‘He has realised that the constitution, as it stands, should be deemed dead and buried.’
- ‘With fourteen minutes to play in normal time they looked dead and buried as they trailed by 3-1.’
- ‘We now need the Fire Brigade and the Government to honour their commitment because this is an issue that will never be dead and buried.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.