dead as a doornail

   Ths used to ndcate that somethng s lifeess.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)
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   This expression is used to stress that a person or thing is very definitely dead.
   

They've started fighting again, so the peace agreement is now as dead as a doornail.


English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • Dead as a Doornail —   …   Wikipedia

  • dead as a doornail — dead, showing no signs of life, stone dead    It s only a stuffed bear. It s dead as a doornail …   English idioms

  • dead as a doornail — This is used to indicate that something is lifeless …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • dead as a doornail — I (as) dead as a doornail see doornail II (as) dead as a doornail quite dead * * * (as) dead as a doornail (chiefly US) (or chiefly Brit (as) dead as a dodo) informal used …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead as a doornail — (as) dead as a doornail 1. obviously dead. The fox in the road was dead as a doornail. 2. not active at all. Nothing ever happens in our town it s as dead as a doornail. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of doornail (= a nail with a large… …   New idioms dictionary

  • dead as a doornail — {adj. phr.} Completely dead without the slightest hope of resuscitation. * /This battery is dead as a doornail; no wonder your car won t start./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dead as a doornail — {adj. phr.} Completely dead without the slightest hope of resuscitation. * /This battery is dead as a doornail; no wonder your car won t start./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dead as a doornail — adjective Unquestionably dead. Used for both inanimate objects and once living beings. I picked up the phone, but the line was dead as a doornail …   Wiktionary

  • dead\ as\ a\ doornail — adj. phr. Completely dead without the slightest hope of resuscitation. This battery is dead as a doornail; no wonder your car won t start …   Словарь американских идиом

  • dead as a doornail — very dead The man was dead as a doornail as we could see after the accident …   Idioms and examples


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