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Re: Sleeping with the fishes

Posted by Dave on December 17, 2002

In Reply to: What is the origin of these phrases? posted by APlusC on December 17, 2002

Hi,

I'm toally new to this forum, just stumbled
across it today.

Sleeping with the fishes I think comes from
gangsters, who used it as a euphemism for
killing someone, weighting the body down,
and chucking it in the river or the sea.

Dave.