To be six feet under

Definition

The idiom ‘To be six feet under’ refers to someone who has died and is buried in a grave that is six feet deep.

Examples

My grandmother is six feet under now.

All of our beloved pets are six feet under.

John will be six feet under soon.

My great-grandfather has been six feet under for over 30 years now.

Origin

The phrase ‘six feet under’ originated in the United States in the late 19th century as a way to describe someone who had passed away and was buried in a grave that was six feet deep.

FAQs

What does ‘six feet under’ mean?

The idiom ‘To be six feet under’ refers to someone who has died and is buried in a grave that is six feet deep.

Where does the phrase ‘six feet under’ come from?

The phrase ‘six feet under’ originated in the United States in the late 19th century as a way to describe someone who had passed away and was buried in a grave that was six feet deep.