pushing up daisies


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push up (the) daisies

slang To be 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, push, up

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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 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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