davy jones' locker

Davy Jones's locker

[john-ziz, johnz]
noun
the ocean's bottom, especially when regarded as the grave of all who perish at sea.

Origin:
1795–1805

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Davy Jones's Locker definition


Sailors' slang for the bottom of the ocean. Someone drowned at sea may be said to have “gone down to Davy Jones's Locker.”

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