Killed and thrown in a river, ocean, water body.
"It's an old Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes." -Sal Tessio in The Godfather
by Resch17 August 11, 2005
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Dying, and getting the body hidden underwater.
P1: Hey, want to kill that guy over there?
P2: Yeah, he's gonna be sleeping with the fishes, like Osama Bin Laden.
sleep with the fishes
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term used when someone has been killed or will be killed. this with reference to fishing, where you put your catches in the icebox, where some fish are already dead and others are just waiting to die.
shut up or you'll soon sleep with the fishes
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To die, of natural or unnatural causes. Watch "The Godfather" and you'll understand.
He sleeps with the fishes.
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To Be Dead, to be found dead, to be killed, slayed, massacred, murdered brutally, or extermined, put to death by some force
The Godfather
The Gutted fish placed on Don Vito Corleone's lap, it, "He goes, what is this?" and his man replys, "It means Luca Debrazi is sleeping with the fishes."
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Fish wrapped up in an article of clothing of the person who has been hit, whacked, killed, was then in newspaper and delivered to the capos, signifying that the member was dead, and at the bottom of the sea.
Its a Sicilian Message - He sleep with the fishes--from Godfather.
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