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