pushing up (the) daisies

pushing up (the) daisies

slang Deceased. The phrase alludes to one having been buried, with daisies growing over one's burial plot. You'll be pushing up daisies when Mom finds out that you dented her brand-new car. I'll be pushing up the daisies long before the price of property goes down in our city.
See also: daisy, pushing, up
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pushing up (the) daisies

Fig. dead and buried. (Usually in the future tense.) I'll be pushing up daisies before this problem is solved. If you talk to me like that again, you'll be pushing up the daisies.
See also: daisy, pushing, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pushing up the daisies

dead and buried. informal
This phrase, a humorous early 20th-century euphemism, is now the most frequently used of several daisy-related expressions for being in the grave. Other idioms include under the daisies and turn your toes up to the daisies , both dating from the mid 19th century.
See also: daisy, pushing, up
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pushing up daisies

mod. dead and buried. (Folksy. Usually in the future tense.) I’ll be pushing up daisies before this problem is solved.
See also: daisy, pushing, up
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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