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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.
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be pushing up the daisies
If someone is pushing up the daisies, they are dead. Instead of pushing up the daisies, he is still among the living, grey whiskers and all. Note: This expression is used humorously.
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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.
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