The word/expression “farmed” in today’s fishing slang means losing a fish while trying to land it. It usually happens from screwing up your rod handling and letting off pressure, which gives the fish a chance to throw the hook. However, among many fishermen, catch and release is the norm and so letting the fish throw the hook can also be done intentionally*, whereby one embraces his farmer status.
Me: “Oh good, he’s off.”
Fishing Buddy: “Bullshit, you farmed it.”
Me: “Call me Old MacDonald”
I think it’s a pretty safe bet this comes from the expression “buying the farm” and so I was wondering if anyone has encountered any other similar “farming” in the sense of things going wrong usages.
*intentionally - as in you try something you hope will work.