sleep with the fishes

be sleeping 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

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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But it's not just dogs that sleep with the fishes in Heseltine's world.
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".
Even though he does sleep with the fishes, the character is still flipping his way off the West Coast.
TAGGART could be about to sleep with the fishes in the Clyde.
All the other classical-crossover divas can sleep with the fishes as far as I'm concerned after listening to this stellar track.
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.
If Rothermere has any sense, he should tell Dacre to go and 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.
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".