shovelled under


shovelled under
   dead
   But not necessarily buried:
    My last day in the Fourteenth Army will be the day they shovel me under. (Fraser, 1992 — the British/Indian 14th Army under General Slim in the Far East, also known as the Forgotten Army because of scant publicity and no home leave for its British troops, was arguably the most consistently successful fighting formation of the Second World War)

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