Idioms With Dead and Meanings, List of idioms with the word Dead


List of idioms with the word Dead and the meanings. Idioms about Dead and expressions

Idioms With Dead and Meanings - List of idioms with the word Dead


dead cat on the line

Rur. [for something to be]wrong. I’m afraid there’s a dead cat on the line over at Martha’s place. I haven’t heard from them for days.

dead ahead

straight ahead; directly ahead.

  • Look out! There is a cow in the road dead ahead.
  • The farmer said that the town we wanted was dead ahead.

dead and buried

gone forever. (Refers literally to persons and figuratively to ideas and other things.)

  • No w that Uncle George is dead and buried, we can read his will.
  • That kind of thinking is dead and buried.

dead in someone’s or something’s tracks

exactly where someone or something is at the moment; at this instant. (This does not usually have anything to do with death. The phrase is often used with stop.)

  • Her unkind words stopped me dead in my tracks.
  • When I heard the rattlesnake, I stopped dead in my tracks.
  • The project came to a halt dead in its tracks.

dead loss

a total loss.

  • My investment was a dead loss.
  • This car is a dead loss. It was a waste of money.

dead on one’s or its feet

exhausted; worn out; no longer useful.

  • He can’t teach well anymore. He’s dead on his feet.
  • This inefficient com-pany is dead on its feet.

dead set against someone or something

totally opposed to someone or something.

  • I’m dead set against the new tax proposal.
  • Everyone is dead set against the mayor.

dead to the world

tired; exhausted; sleeping soundly. (Compare to dead on one’s feet.)

  • I’ve had such a hardday. I’m really dead to the world.
  • Look at her sleep. She’s dead to the world.


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