What does "being turned to honeycomb" mean?

I'm watching the Japanese dub of Baccano and Luck says the line "who was it that turned me into a honeycomb" this was after he got shot and killed, so I get he's asking who shot him, but I'm wondering what is the symbolism for this in Japanese? Why is this a phrase?

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  • Gary B
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Certain type of bees like to make their nest (the honeycomb) in dead bodies.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    I don't think it's anything specifically Japanese. It is a metaphor that would mean the same in both languages. A honeycomb is full of holes and oozes gooey liquid. So does a person who has been shot multiple times. He's like the character Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" who makes jokes about how he's got a hole in him from a sword, even while he's dying.

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