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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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SWIMMING with the fishes was this surprise proposal from one love-struck scientist hoping to make a splash.
KATE Moss's dream of becoming a fully-fledged diver has ended up swimming with the fishes.
So if you have ever wished you were a mermaid and dreamed of a life swimming with the fishes, then this is your chance.
The 51-year-old Filipino aquarium supervisor has been at it at the same place for the past 10 years now -- swimming with the fishes for three hours a day, three times a week, as he dives in with a fine brush inside the tank holding 170 fish and floor-to-ceiling artificial coral placed in the middle.
It turned out that I was more Sag than I anticipated - unrealistic, generous, philosophical - and he was swimming with the fishes when it came to my feelings - slippery and over-emotional.
According to this map, produced by London's Benfield Hazard Research Centre, a sea level rise of 84 metres from global warming could see London swimming with the fishes - giving Birmingham a chance to ditch the Second City title.
Some are predicting Leeds will soon be swimming with the fishes as they are swept down river to extinction.
Get there early or else you and your gang may find yourselves swimming with the fishes and channeling the spirit of Big Pussy.
It included swimming in the dark, swimming until he was exhausted, swimming without a wetsuit, and, if he hadn't been picked up by the lifeboat, swimming with the fishes.
SUPERMODEL Kate Moss's dream of becoming a fully fledged diver has ended up swimming with the fishes.
We were almost swimming with the fishes ourselves on holiday.
HE was no stranger to swimming with the fishes when he starred in the hit movie Castaway, but Hollywood A-lister Tom Hanks put the tiny Fife village of Anstruther on the world map recently when he dropped in with his family for a fish supper at the award- winning Anstruther Fish Bar.
Those words returned to haunt him when he discovered Dougie had ended up swimming with the fishes.