Where did the phrase swimming with the fishes come from?
The idiom sleep with the fishes was popularized in the 1970s in Mario Puzo’s novel and movie, The Godfather: “It’s a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.” The expression sleep with the fishes may go back much farther. Edmund Spencer used the phrase in the 1830s.
Who said Luca Brasi swims with the fishes?
This famous line is spoken by Peter Clemenza, played by Richard Castellano, in The Godfather (directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). When the Corleone family can’t get a hold of Luca Brasi, they wonder what happened to him and where he is.
Who swam with the fishes in the Godfather?
“swimming with the fishes”>>>comes from the book..and subsequent movie “the Godfather”it describes the demise of one “luca brazzi’ who was captured and later on his coat with a fish wrapped inside it was sent to back to his employer (Don Corleone) that his henchman was dead.