push up daisies


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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

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