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put someone to bed with a shovel

Sl. to bury someone; to kill and bury someone. Shut up! You want me to put you to bed with a shovel? The leader of the gang was getting sort of tired and old, so one of the younger thugs put him to bed with a shovel.
See also: bed, put, shovel

put to bed with a shovel

 
1. Sl. dead and buried. (Alludes to burying someone.) You wanna be put to bed with a shovel? fust keep talking that way. Poor old Jake. He was put to bed with a shovel last March.
2. Sl. intoxicated. He wasn't just tipsy. He was put to bed with a shovel! Dead drunk? Yes, he was put to bed with a shovel.
See also: bed, put, shovel

cling like shit to a shovel

and stick like shit to a shovel
1. in. to stick or adhere [to someone or something] tightly. (Usually objectionable.) That oily stuff sticks like shit to a shovel.
2. in. to be very dependent on someone; to follow someone around. (Often with an indirect object. Usually objectionable.) She’s so dependent. She clings to him like shit to a shovel. He hates her, but he sticks like shit to a shovel.
See also: cling, like, shit, shovel

stick like shit to a shovel

verb
See also: like, shit, shovel, stick

put someone to bed with a shovel

tv. to bury someone; to kill and bury someone. (see also put to bed with a shovel.) The leader of the gang was getting sort of tired and old, so one of the younger thugs put him to bed with a shovel.
See also: bed, put, shovel

put to bed with a shovel

1. mod. dead and buried. (From put someone to bed with a shovel.) You wanna be put to bed with a shovel? Just keep talking that way.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. (From sense 1) He wasn’t just tipsy. He was put to bed with a shovel!
See also: bed, put, shovel
References in classic literature ?
To a rabbit hutch, and get a confounded old shovel .
Do you mean to say that you don't intend to take a shovel, and lend a hand with this work?
Then, by God," replied Tarrant, "if you won't take a shovel you'll take a pickax.
The rat-faced one now called to the men who had remained at the boat, and they came slowly up the bank carrying picks and shovels.
And when God Almighty washes Daylight's soul out on the last big slucin' day," MacDonald interrupted, "why, God Almighty'll have to shovel gravel along with him into the sluice-boxes.
Looks good to me," he concluded, picking up his pick and shovel and gold-pan.
Feverish with desire, with aching back and stiffening muscles, with pick and shovel gouging and mauling the soft brown earth, the man toiled up the hill.
The excessive hardness of the wood, and my having no other way, made me a long while upon this machine, for I worked it effectually by little and little into the form of a shovel or spade; the handle exactly shaped like ours in England, only that the board part having no iron shod upon it at bottom, it would not last me so long; however, it served well enough for the uses which I had occasion to put it to; but never was a shovel, I believe, made after that fashion, or so long in making.
This was not so difficult to me as the making the shovel: and yet this and the shovel, and the attempt which I made in vain to make a wheelbarrow, took me up no less than four days - I mean always excepting my morning walk with my gun, which I seldom failed, and very seldom failed also bringing home something fit to eat.
Every one knows what a multitude of things --beds, sauce-pans, knives and forks, shovels and tongs, napkins, nut-crackers, and what not, are indispensable to the business of housekeeping.
Potter and Injun Joe were carrying a handbarrow with a rope and a couple of shovels on it.
They pried off the lid with their shovels, got out the body and dumped it rudely on the ground.
It was not till noon that day that peasants dug Vasili Andreevich and Nikita out of the snow with their shovels, not more than seventy yards from the road and less than half a mile from the village.
Tea was despatched rapidly, therefore, and the party gathered round the wide hearth in the dining-room, where the nuts were soon dancing gaily on hot shovels or bouncing out among the company, thereby causing delightful panics among the little ones.
cried the boys in a chorus, dropping their shovels and knives to gather round Rose, for a guilty clutching at her ears betrayed her, and with a feeble cry of "Ariadne made me