(as) dead as a dodo

Definition of (as) dead as a dodo

informal, chiefly British

  1. —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.>

Word by Word Definitions

deadplay
  1. :  deprived of life :  no longer alive

    :  having the appearance of death :  deathly

    :  lacking power to move, feel, or respond :  numb

  1. :  someone who is no longer alive :  one that is dead (see 1dead 1)

    :  the state of being dead

    :  the time of greatest quiet

  1. :  absolutely, utterly

    :  suddenly and completely

    :  directly

dodoplay
  1. :  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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