be pushing up daisies

be pushing up (the) daisies

slang To be dead. This phrase alludes to one having been buried underground. I'll be pushing up the daisies long before taxes in our city go down. You'll be pushing up daisies when mom finds out that you dented her brand-new car.
See also: daisy, pushing, up

be ˌpushing up (the) ˈdaisies

(old-fashioned, humorous) be dead and in a grave: I’ll be pushing up daisies by the time that happens.
A daisy is a small white flower that often grows in grass.
See also: daisy, pushing, up