(as) dead as a dodo


informal, chiefly British
used to stress that someone or something is dead
The old captain was dead as a dodo.
often used figuratively
The negotiations are as dead as a dodo.The deal is dead as a dododo.

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“(as) dead as a dodo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28as%29%20dead%20as%20a%20dodo. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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