dead meat


Definition of dead meat

: one that is doomed he's dead meat if they catch him

Examples of dead meat in a Sentence

If they find out what you did, you're dead meat!
Recent Examples on the Web May 24 commentary Jennifer Rubin, as a journalist, jumped like a vulture on dead meat on the Donald Trump/Nancy Pelosi meeting. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: DIA debacle; Misuse of office; Reality taking hold; Don’t drink, don’t smoke … (6/3/19)," 3 June 2019 Hard to fault New England for pocketing such a valuable draft pick given how messy Garoppolo's situation could have gotten in a few months, but the Pats are almost surely dead meat minus Brady now. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL trade deadline winners and losers: What's Jimmy Garoppolo's fate?," 31 Oct. 2017

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Dead meat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dead meat

informal + humorous : a person or thing that is certain to fail, suffer, or be punished

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