more dead than alive


: very close to death
When we found her, she was more dead than alive.

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Recent Examples on the Web The market for kangaroo meat offers more financial incentives than kangaroo conservation: in many cases, Ledgard observes, wild animals are worth more dead than alive. Ingrid Burrington, Harper's Magazine, 21 Feb. 2022

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“More dead than alive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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