Definition of be pushing up daisies in English:

be pushing up daisies

(also be pushing up the daisies)


  • Be dead and buried.

    ‘his heart condition will see him pushing up the daisies at a young age’
    • ‘You sure as heck can't take the money with you when you're pushing up the daisies.’
    • ‘And he hasn't done that since May 2002, leading some to speculate that he's injured, plugged into a dialysis machine, or already pushing up the daisies.’
    • ‘‘All this will be here long after I'm pushing up daisies,’ said the woman who regards herself as a ‘custodian’ of all our food futures.’
    • ‘I just hope you two find your peace before I'm pushing up daisies in Gate of Heaven.’
    • ‘They want their Olympians to be proud grandparents and not pushing up daisies at 40 when bodies abused by anabolic steroids suffer total organ failure.’
    • ‘Told she'd be pushing up the daisies by 2004-10 years on, with two books and a devoted husband, she's still here.’
    • ‘On this occasion we were told not to grieve because our friend would soon be pushing up the daisies.’
    • ‘And all the generals who even thought about a coup are pushing up daisies.’
    • ‘I think when I'm pushing up daisies, he'll be doing great things.’
    • ‘If looks could kill, both Jessie and Mrs. Smithers would have been pushing up the daisies.’
    dead, expired, departed, gone, no more, passed on, passed away
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