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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Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos'" Big Pussy, whose career has slept with the fishes ever since his character did the same).
Surely the big screen one with Robert De Niro would become Godfather while the TV series slept with the fishes.