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    Pushing up daisies, coffin fodder

    1. Coffin fodder

    2. Pushing up daisies


    What does it mean of the above phrases?

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    Re: Pushing up daisies, coffin fodder

    Pushing Up the Daisies means you're dead. You're in the ground under the growing flowers.

    Fodder is some bulk material used for fill. Fodder is an archaic term for cattle feed and Cannon Fodder is generally understood to mean expendable army men- just something to blindly shoot at the enemy in large volume. Thus, Coffin Fodder is something used to fill a coffin = your dead body.

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    Re: Pushing up daisies, coffin fodder

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. Coffin fodder

    2. Pushing up daisies


    What does it mean of the above phrases?

    What do the above phrases mean?

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    As you will see from J&K Tutoring's reply, both phrases are flippant and disrespectful references to the dead.

    Be careful how you use them to avoid giving offence.

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Aug-2011 at 10:15. Reason: I spelt my name wrong.

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    Re: Pushing up daisies, coffin fodder

    Is 'coffin fodder' known/used in the UK? I've heard of 'cannon fodder' (= soldiers sent to a certain death), but....

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    Re: Pushing up daisies, coffin fodder

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Is 'coffin fodder' known/used in the UK? I've heard of 'cannon fodder' (= soldiers sent to a certain death), but....
    It's the same for me. 5 (BrE speaker)

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