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buy the farm v.
die ; kick the bucket ; bite the dust ; push up the daisies
[US];[Fam.];[Fig.] Ex.: They intended to buy a lovely house in North California but unfortunately they bought the farm in a plane crash last summer.

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buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
someone who re-posts a genuine online listing for a book at an inflated price on another website. If someone buys from the bookjacker, he buys the book from the original seller and provides him with the address of the customer. The bookjacker never sees or handles the book, but collects his margin.
[Bus.] Syn. dropshipper.
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a    a tract of land, usually with house and buildings, cultivated as a unit or used to rear livestock  
b    (as modifier)  
farm produce     
c    (in combination)  
2    a unit of land or water devoted to the growing or rearing of some particular type of vegetable, fruit, animal, or fish  
a fish farm     
3    an installation for storage  
4    a district of which one or more taxes are leased  
5      (History)  
a    a fixed sum paid by an individual or group for the right of collecting and retaining taxes, rents, etc.  
b    a fixed sum paid regularly by a town, county, etc., in lieu of taxes  
c    the leasing of a source of revenue to an individual or group  
d    a fixed tax, rent, etc., paid regularly  
6    tr  
a    to cultivate (land)  
b    to rear (stock, etc.) on a farm  
7    intr   to engage in agricultural work, esp. as a way of life  
8    tr   to look after a child for a fixed sum  
a    to collect the moneys due and retain the profits from (a tax district, business, etc.) for a specified period on payment of a sum or sums  
b    to operate (a franchise) under similar conditions,   (See also)        farm out  
     (C13: from Old French ferme rented land, ultimately from Latin firmare to settle)  
  farmable      adj  

Brook Farm  
      n   an experimental communist community established by writers and scholars in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, from 1841 to 1847  
collective farm  
      n   (chiefly in Communist countries) a farm or group of farms managed and owned, through the state, by the community,   (Russian name)    kolkhoz  
cooperative farm  
1    a farm that is run in cooperation with others in the purchasing and using of machinery, stock, etc., and in the marketing of produce through its own institutions (farmers' cooperatives)  
2    a farm that is owned by a cooperative society  
3    a farm run on a communal basis, such as a kibbutz  
4       another name for       collective farm  
factory farm  
      n   a farm in which animals are bred and fattened using modern industrial methods  
  factory farming      n  
      n     (N.Z)   a motorcycle built for off-road travel  
farm-gate sale  
      n     (N.Z)   the sale of produce direct from the producer  
farm hand  
      n   a person who is hired to work on a farm  
farm out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to send (work) to be done by another person, firm, etc.; subcontract  
2    to put (a child, etc.) into the care of a private individual; foster  
3    to lease to another for a rent or fee the right to operate (a business for profit, land, etc.) or the right to collect (taxes)  
      n     (Scot)   a farmhouse together with its outbuildings  
funny farm  
Facetious   a mental institution  
health farm  
      n   a residential establishment, often in the country, visited by those who wish to improve their health by losing weight, eating health foods, taking exercise, etc.  
home farm  
      n     (Brit)   (esp. formerly) a farm belonging to and providing food for a large country house  
sewage farm  
      n   a place where sewage is treated, esp. for use as manure  
stock farm  
      n   a farm on which livestock is bred  
  stock farmer      n  
  stock farming      n  
tree farm  
      n   an area of forest in which the growth of the trees is managed on a commercial basis  
truck farm  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a market garden  
  truck farmer      n  
  truck farming      n  
wind farm  
      n   a large group of wind-driven generators for electricity supply  
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