To be pushing up daisies

Idiom

To be pushing up daisies

Definition

An idiom used to describe someone that is deceased or dead.

Examples

My grandma passed away last month, so I guess she’s pushing up daisies now.

I heard that John was killed in the accident; he’s pushing up daisies now.

I’m sure my grandpa is pushing up daisies in heaven.

After the battle, most of the soldiers were pushing up daisies.

Don’t worry, I’m sure he’s not pushing up daisies yet.

Origin

United States in the early 1900s.

FAQs

What does ‘to be pushing up daisies’ mean?

An idiom used to describe someone that is deceased or dead.

Where did the phrase originate?

United States in the early 1900s.