pushing up daisies


informal + humorous
: to be dead
We'll all be pushing up daisies by the time the government balances the budget.

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Recent Examples on the Web The rear-wheel-drive Regal will be put to rest at the end of 1987, and its turbocharged and intercooled 3.8-liter V-6 will start pushing up daisies as well. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, 11 Aug. 2020 Fairways, literally and figuratively, were pushing up daisies. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Aug. 2020 New evidence shows humans have been pushing up daisies — or at least sage — for more than 10,000 years. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 1 July 2013

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