pushing up daisies

Pushing up daisies is a phrase most commonly used in the future tense, to describe someone or something that is going to die, or has been dead and buried. To be pushing up daisies, you would be a person underground that is dead and buried, and pushing at the daisies which grow in the ground above you. It is often used to describe someone who is about to die and is going to be pushing up daises.