Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 14:19

deep-six

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EtymologyEdit

From deep + six. Maybe: depth of a grave (six feet).

VerbEdit

deep-six (third-person singular simple present deep-sixes, present participle deep-sixing, simple past and past participle deep-sixed)

  1. (US, idiomatic) to throw something overboard from a ship
  2. (US, idiomatic) to get rid of something unwanted
    First, the stark message to “eat less” of a particular food has been deep-sixed. - 28/01/2007, New York Times [1]

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