sleep with the fishes

sleep with the fishes

gangster cliché To be murdered and have one's body disposed of in a river, lake, or ocean. Don't worry, boss, that no-good snitch will be sleeping with the fishes before sunrise.
See also: Fishes, sleep
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05AM Kenneth More puts on his most stiff upper lip as the unflappable British captain charged with making the pride of the German Navy sleep with the fishes in this classic drama.
It's either the Palermo Pony on his pillow or a telephoned warning from the growling capo di tutti capi, riding his executive jet somewhere between LA and Sydney, that if he crosses The Boss again he'll sleep with the fishes.
The second choice was to send them to sleep with the fishes at a cost of "less than Dhs150,000 for the entire project".
If Rothermere has any sense, he should tell Dacre to go and sleep with the fishes.
TAGGART could be about to sleep with the fishes in the Clyde.
The situation then calmed down until the man, who cannot be named because of reporting restrictions, went back to his nine-year-old stepson's room and said: "Don't go to sleep - you're going to sleep with the fishes.
Meeting the fishmonger who will sleep with the fishes at the hands of his own mom ("Bring Me the Head of Dufresne Fish" by Paul Calandrino).
One actor was dispatched to sleep with the fishes (well, anchovies) while the Don (Gemma Brockis with dough balls stuffed in her cheeks) reminisced over the tragic fate of his favourite - now headless - horse.
If I don't come up with 30 large by the end of the day, the Altos are saying that tonight I sleep with the fishes.
The land vertebrate who researched this story should sleep with the fishes.
The chance to sleep with the fishes might be what attracts most guests - but Bursiewicz joked the underwater hotel's really been built for our deep sea friends.
99 If the poor sequel to the Godfather game made you want to sleep with the fishes, breathe a sigh of relief.
BULLYING L DAD TOLD T BOY: YO OU 'LL SLEEP WITH THE FISHES A 'DRUNK bully' has been given a second chance by a judge, despite threatening his nine-year-old stepson with a lump hammer - telling the frightened boy "you're going to sleep with the fishes".
All the team are here to help and if they don't, they'll sleep with the fishes.
As for Opus, last week Breathed delivered a message via the Los Angleles Times for fans who were worried that the penguin was deep-sixed much like Tony Soprano was made to sleep with the fishes.