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Six Feet Under

What Does "Six Feet Under" Mean?

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"Six feet under" is an English idiom referring to someone who is deceased and buried, often used as a euphemism for death.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "six feet under" used in a sentence:
  • After a long battle with illness, he is now resting six feet under.
  • When people pass away, their loved ones often visit the cemetery where they are laid six feet under.
  • The detective solved the mystery of the missing person and found that they were six feet under in an unmarked grave.
meaning for six feet under

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Six Feet Under" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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