be swimming with the fishes

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be swimming with the fishes

gangster cliché To be murdered and have one's body disposed of in a river, lake, or ocean. (A less common variant of "be sleeping with the fishes.") Don't worry, boss, that no-good snitch will be swimming with the fishes before sunrise.
See also: Fishes, swimming
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Three 'quacks' in his last six knocks, in the cash-and-curry of the IPL or the more rarefied Test arena, does not mean KP should go and swim with the fishes on the Serpentine in Hyde Park.
Visitors can see hair styling live in an unusual salon in Frankfurt, watch a US diner crowd in England, and swim with the fishes thanks to an underwater cam at a pond in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Finally, learn to swim with the fishes on a scuba diving course and then head off on a luxury holiday to the Great Barrier reef where you and 40 friends can stay in your own private paradise, Double Island, for a cool pounds 10,000 a night.
NAME the artist and song and you could win a prize: I could be next to see That there'll be nobody there If you feel excited throw your hands into the air, no one can judge you baby That don't live your life I need the resistance Held by yourastrological sign Now I'm caught in the middle, you're next to me I swim with the fishes You come from the sea Entries to Rick Fulton, Daily Record, One Central Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA.
There is also the mighty Tara river to swim with the fishes and shoot the rapids in Europe's deepest canyon.
When Tony and Silvio find wire equipment, it looks like Pussy could be taking a swim with the fishes.
HARRY Potter creator JK Rowling refused to swim with the fishes when she visited a Scottish aquarium - because the fishes were 9ft-long sharks