pushing up daisies

Definition of pushing up daisies

informal + humorous

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  marked by ambition, energy, enterprise, and initiative

    :  marked by tactless forwardness or officious intrusiveness

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

daisyplay daisies
  1. :  a composite plant (as of the genera Bellis or Chrysanthemum) having a flower head with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in one or a few whorls: such as

    :  a low European herb (Bellis perennis) with white or pink ray flowers —called also English daisy

    :  a leafy-stemmed perennial herb (Leucanthemum vulgare synonym Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) with long white ray flowers and a yellow disk that was introduced into the U.S. from Europe —called also oxeye daisy

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