pushing up the daisies


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pushing up the daisies

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