be swimming with the fishes(redirected from are swimming in the fishes)
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.
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