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Davy Jones's locker

NAmE//ˌdeɪvi ˌdʒoʊnzəz ˈlɑkər//
, NAmE//ˌdeɪviˌdʒoʊnzˈlɑkər//
[singular] (informal)
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the bottom of the sea, where people who drown at sea are said to go From Davy Jones, a name used by sailors in the 18th century for the evil spirit of the ocean.
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