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Go to the mattresses

Posted by ESC on July 28, 2003

In Reply to: Go to the mattresses posted by Gina on July 28, 2003

: I've heard this phrase from The Godfather, and I know it means to die, but does anyone know the origin of it? Or why it says, the mattresses?

It means "go to war." They buy mattresses to outfit an apartment/house where everyone sleeps until it's over.