Dead Ringer

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead Ringer’ A dead ringer is a person or thing that resembles another person or thing perfectly or almost perfectly; someone who looks very similar to another person; an exact or near exact likeness or duplicate. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: … Read more

Drop Dead

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drop Dead’ 1. Drop dead is used as an expression of intense anger, dislike, hatred, or rejection; go away; stop bothering me; I don’t want to see you anymore. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. … Read more

Dead End

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead End’ 1. A road or other passage that is blocked at one end and thus does not lead anywhere. 2. A situation, job, etc. which does not allow one to make progress; an impasse 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3McCarthy, … Read more

Dead from the Neck Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead from the Neck Up’ Someone who is dead from the neck up is extremely stupid; dull; dumb; very unintelligent. 1Jarvie, Gordon. [http://amzn.to/2uaI2lm Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples of Use “The … Read more

Dead and Buried

Also: Dead and gone Meaning Of Idiom ‘Dead and Buried’ Something that is dead and buried is completely ended; gone and forever in the past; no longer in use. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: … Read more

Dead as a Doornail

Also: Dead as a dodo Dead as a herring Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead as a Doornail’ To be as dead as a doornail means to be completely and truly dead, never to live again or able to be used again; finished. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2 Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary … Read more

Dead Wrong

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead Wrong’ To be dead wrong means to be or completely wrong. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. Examples Of Use “I thought he was the right choice for the job but I was dead wrong.” “I know I was dead wrong but I was given incorrect information. Origin Used … Read more

Dead Set Against (something)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead Set Against Something’ To be dead set against something means completely or utterly opposed. Examples Of Use “My parents were dead set against my becoming an artist. So, that is exactly what I did.” “I am dead set against any type of voter suppression.” “The legislature has always been dead set against this … Read more

Dead On Your Feet

Also: Dead tired Meaning To be dead on your feet means to be very tired. Exhausted. Synonyms are dead tired, dog tired, and worn out. Examples Of Use “I have to get some sleep, I worked two shifts and I’m dead on my feet.” “I finished the race, but I’m dead on my feet.” Origin This idiom … Read more

Dead Meat

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead Meat’ To be dead meat means to be in serious trouble; as good as dead; dead. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. Usage The original meaning of dead meat, used … Read more