dead and buried

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #330 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (51)”, question 2

She couldn’t believe that he was bringing up last month’s finances again. She thought that they had worked it out and that the issue was dead and .

(a) buried
(b) over
© mouldy
(d) done

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #330 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (51)”, answer 2

She couldn’t believe that he was bringing up last month’s finances again. She thought that they had worked it out and that the issue was dead and buried.

Correct answer: (a) buried
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She thought that they had worked it out and the issue was dead and buried.=
She thought it has all long settled and is not going to be reconsidered.