be sleeping with the fishes

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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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The real monster on show is Michael Shannon's evil head of security, who wants to see the creature sleeping with the fishes.
Bernando Provenzano, 83, who is finally sleeping with the fishes after dying behind bars this week, was the original Godfather - born in the Sicilian hilltop town of Corleone, mythologised in Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy.
Her husband Alex played away from home the night before their wedding, mother-in-law Martina almost had her sleeping with the fishes and, most heart-breaking of all, her baby son died.
However, sleeping with the fishes doesn't come cheap, with prices for the suite starting from US $750 per person, per night.
The expletive-ridden script isn't the best, packed with cliches, platitudes and Godfather-esque lines such as "he'll be sleeping with the fishes before the night's out", but the acting is first-rate from the nearly-all-Scottish cast led by Martin Compston and including John Hannah, Denis Lawson and (Gregory's Girl) Clare Grogan, with the addition of Irishman turned Hollywood star Patrick Bergin.
As in previous seasons, Italy and Scotland are competing to stay off the floor, and with three home games, all fixed for the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy have grounds to believe they will not be the ones sleeping with the fishes.
Consider this - there's no more sleeping with the fishes, as the Sicilian saying goes.
The bands playing will be Boldly Goin'' Nowhere, Sleeping With The Fishes and The Extroverts.
And, the smaller organizations sometimes end up like Fredo Corleone, sleeping with the fishes, rather than catching them.
HBO may have whacked the "The Sopranos" way back in June 2007, but as a retailing platform, the gangster skein isn't sleeping with the fishes yet.
There may be a reason that the state Republican Party is currently sleeping with the fishes.
Worse still, they could find themselves sleeping with the fishes.
We've all heard the threat about sleeping with the fishes - but a group of youngsters from Huddersfield made it a reality.
But this isn't going to be the one to push them over the edge to start sleeping with the fishes.
All of these goodies, lying untouched on a shelf for 20 years, delivered a message for us: Our mind had been sleeping with the fishes.