deep-six

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly in reference to the depth of a grave (six feet).

Verb[edit]

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

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

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