sleep with the fishes
- Probably first used in the motion picture The Godfather (1972): "Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."
A similar reference can be found in Herman Melville's Moby Dick, wherein the second mate Stubb soliloquizes: "when Aquarius, or the Water-bearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and to wind up with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep. (Melville, Moby Dick, ch. 94).