sleep with the fishes

be sleeping with the fishes

gangster cliché To be murdered and have one's body disposed of in a river, lake, or ocean. Don't worry, boss, that no-good snitch will be sleeping with the fishes before sunrise.
See also: Fishes, sleep

sleep with the fishes

gangster cliché To be murdered and have one's body disposed of in a river, lake, or ocean. Don't worry, boss, that no-good snitch will be sleeping with the fishes before sunrise.
See also: Fishes, sleep
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She also desperately wants her "to sleep with the fishes" so to speak.
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For once, it's an opportunity to sleep with the fishes that doesn't mean you end up like a character in a mob movie, CNN reports.
But it's not just dogs that sleep with the fishes in Heseltine's world.
MORE4 11.05AM Kenneth More puts on his most stiff upper lip as the unflappable British captain charged with making the pride of the German Navy sleep with the fishes in this classic drama.
It's either the Palermo Pony on his pillow or a telephoned warning from the growling capo di tutti capi, riding his executive jet somewhere between LA and Sydney, that if he crosses The Boss again he'll sleep with the fishes.
"Will Pope Francis 'sleep with the fishes'?" newspaper articles asked the next day.
The second choice was to send them to sleep with the fishes at a cost of "less than Dhs150,000 for the entire project".
Even though he does sleep with the fishes, the character is still flipping his way off the West Coast.
TAGGART could be about to sleep with the fishes in the Clyde.
All the other classical-crossover divas can sleep with the fishes as far as I'm concerned after listening to this stellar track.
The situation then calmed down until the man, who cannot be named because of reporting restrictions, went back to his nine-year-old stepson's room and said: "Don't go to sleep - you're going to sleep with the fishes."
Meeting the fishmonger who will sleep with the fishes at the hands of his own mom ("Bring Me the Head of Dufresne Fish" by Paul Calandrino).
More failure, more retribution - sent to the dressing room to 'sleep with the fishes' in the plunge bath.
In this moral universe the only sin is betraying the team--and for that you "sleep with the fishes."