Definition of (as) dead as a dodo
- The old captain was dead as a dodo.
- The negotiations are as dead as a dodo.
- The deal is dead as a dododo.
: deprived of life : no longer alive
: having the appearance of death : deathly
: lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb
: someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)
: the state of being dead
: the time of greatest quiet
: absolutely, utterly
: suddenly and completely
: an extinct heavy flightless bird (Raphus cucullatus synonym Didus ineptus of the family Raphidae) of the island of Mauritius that was larger than a turkey and was related to the pigeon
: an extinct flightless bird (Raphus solitarius) of the island of Réunion similar to and closely related to the dodo
: one hopelessly behind the times
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