go to Davy Jones's locker

go to Davy Jones's locker

To die at sea. Tragically, many men from that battle in the Pacific Ocean went to Davy Jones's locker.
See also: Davy, locker

go to Davy Jones's locker

be drowned at sea.
Davy Jones is identified in Tobias Smollett's Peregrine Pickle ( 1751 ) as ‘the fiend that presides over all the evil spirits of the deep’, but the origin of the name is uncertain.
See also: Davy, locker