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Sleeps with the fishes

Posted by Smokey Stover on November 06, 2008 at 03:28

In Reply to: Sleeps with the fishes posted by Mike on November 04, 2008 at 18:23:

: Does anyone know if the phrase "sleeps with the fishes" was originated in the Godfather or if it's roots go back farther than that?

Most of the colorful figures of speech in The Godfather go back much further. Some, like "sleeps with the fishes" are supposed to refer to Mafia slang from back in the old days in Italy, but I have no source to offer you.,