(as) dead as a doornail

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Definition of (as) dead as a doornail

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

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“(as) dead as a doornail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28as%29%20dead%20as%20a%20doornail. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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