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beat a dead horseTo persist or continue far beyond any purpose, interest or reason.
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better dead than redIt is preferable to be deceased rather than to be either a Communist or ruled by Communists.
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better dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.
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better Dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.
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brain-deadHaving an irreversible loss of brain function and cessation of brain activity.
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brain-deadHaving no useful thoughts; stupid; ditzy.
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dead : So hated by that they are absolutely ignored.
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deadBroken or inoperable.
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deadCompletely inactive; without power; without a signal.
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deadExact.
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deadFiguratively, not alive; lacking life.
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deadFull and complete.
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deadNo longer living.
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deadNo longer used or required.
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deadNot in play.
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deadStationary; static.
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deadUnproductive.
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deadWithout emotion.
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deadWithout interest to one of the senses; dull; flat.
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dead 'n' buriedContraction of dead and buried.
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dead airAn unintended interruption in a radio broadcast during which there is no sound; a similar interruption of a television broadcast in which there is neither sound nor a video signal.
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dead and buriedMoot, passed, irrelevant, forgotten.
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dead as a dodoThat has become out of date.
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dead as a dodoUndoubtedly and unquestionably dead.
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dead as a doorknobEntirely, unquestionably or certainly dead.
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dead as a doornailUnquestionably dead. Used for both inanimate objects and once living beings.
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dead asleepSleeping in a deep sleep
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dead beatexhausted
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dead duckA project that is doomed to failure from the start.
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dead duckOne who is in serious danger or trouble.
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dead endcul-de-sac
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dead endA path or strategy that goes nowhere or is blocked on one end.
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dead giveawayObvious, easily apparent.
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dead heatA close race or contest in which no winner is apparent.
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dead in the waterNearly dead, doomed.
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dead lastThe standings, often by a considerable margin to the next-to-last-place finisher or after an exceptionally poor showing or season.
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dead lossAn absolute or total loss.
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dead menUsed other than as an idiom: see dead, men.
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dead menThe ends of reefs left flapping instead of being tucked out of sight when a sail has been furled.
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dead men tell no talesOnce someone is dead, they can no longer communicate, hence killing someone is the best way to keep him/her quiet.
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dead of nightMiddle of the night.
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dead onExactly at.
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dead onexactly right
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dead ringerSomeone or something that very closely resembles another; someone or something easily mistaken for another.
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dead set againstCompletely opposed, with no possibility of a change of mind.
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dead shotPerfect shooter
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dead to rightsWith sufficient evidence to establish responsibility definitively.
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dead tree editionPaper version of a publication that can be found online.
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dead weightThat which is useless or excess; that which slows something down.
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dead weightWeight that does not move.
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