over my dead body

Definition of over my dead body

informal

  1. —used to say that one is very determined to not let something happen “We're getting married.” “Over my dead body!” I told her she could go with them over my dead body.

Word by Word Definitions

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

  1. :  of or relating to me or myself especially as possessor, agent, object of an action, or familiar person

  1. : million years

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

bodyplay
  1. :  the main part of a plant or animal body especially as distinguished from limbs and head :  trunk

    :  the main, central, or principal part: such as

    :  the nave of a church

  1. :  to give form or shape to :  embody

    :  represent, symbolize


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