pushing up daisies


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push up (the) daisies

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

pushing up (the) daisies

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

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

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