push up daisies


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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

push up daisies

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