Deep six

What does "Deep six" mean?

Today it means: Dispose of permenantly, destroy

A nautical phrase for the depth of water, in fathoms, required to bury a sailor at sea. Six fathoms is around 36 feet.

See also: Fiddlers Green  and: All sewn up 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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