half dead

idiom

: completely exhausted
I arrived home from work half dead.

Examples of half dead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To him, the people the Americans offloaded in Haiti always looked half dead. Seth Freed Wessler, ProPublica, 7 Dec. 2023 Its craggy trunk was half dead. New York Times, 27 July 2022 He has been left there half dead: broken, bleeding, moaning. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 30 Dec. 2020

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“Half dead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20dead. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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