Davy Jones's Locker Meaning
(nautical, idiomatic) The bottom of the ocean, especially as the grave for sailors. Also a common saying when something goes overboard and is lost.
Example: 1774: Nicholas Cresswell, The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-7 - "Damn my eyes," says he, "they are gone to Davy Jones's locker."
NOTE: Partridge erroneously refers to this as from the journal of Richard rather than Nicholas Cresswell.
1781 August, Isaac Kimber, Edward Kimber, â€œThe Summer Theatreâ€, The London Magazine, or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, volume 50, page 360:
... are discovered singing a melancholy duet, bewailing the loss of an honest tar, whom they suppose (to use the burthen of the song) "is in Davy Jones's locker."