to be dead, or as good as dead. In "The Godfather, Part II," Fredo Corleone plots to have his brother Michael killed, but the plot eventually fails. Learning of this, Michael waits for his revenge until their mother dies, at which time he arranges for Fredo to go fishing in a lake with Michael's hitman Al Neri. Needless to say, Fredo doesn't make it back to the shore.
"He's here, we're goin' fishing." - Fredo
"You’d better gas up the dinghy and go fishing with Fredo, because you are dead to me." - Dennis Miller on France