push up (the) daisies

push up (the) daisies

slang To be deceased. This phrase alludes to one having been buried underground, with daisies growing over one's burial plot. I'll be pushing up daisies long before the price of property goes down in our city. You'll be pushing up the daisies when Mom finds out that you dented her brand-new car.
See also: daisy, push, up

pushing up (the) daisies

Fig. dead and buried. (Usually in the future tense.) I'll be pushing up daisies before this problem is solved. If you talk to me like that again, you'll be pushing up the daisies.
See also: daisy, pushing, up

push up daisies

Be dead and buried, as in There is a cemetery full of heroes pushing up daisies. This slangy expression, alluding to flowers growing over a grave, was first recorded about 1918, in one of Wilfred Owen's poems about World War I.
See also: daisy, push, up

pushing up the daisies

dead and buried. informal
This phrase, a humorous early 20th-century euphemism, is now the most frequently used of several daisy-related expressions for being in the grave. Other idioms include under the daisies and turn your toes up to the daisies , both dating from the mid 19th century.
See also: daisy, pushing, up

pushing up daisies

mod. dead and buried. (Folksy. Usually in the future tense.) I’ll be pushing up daisies before this problem is solved.
See also: daisy, pushing, up

push up daisies

Slang
To be dead and buried: a cemetery of heroes pushing up daisies.
See also: daisy, push, up