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dead meat

Slang. a person or thing that is dead, doomed, or beyond recovery.
Origin of dead meat
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for dead meat
  • If luncheon meats are to be your rebuttal for scientifically sound arguments, your point of view is dead meat.
  • But at last with a growl he shook his head and slouched off, for bears will not touch dead meat.
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dead meat

noun phrase

A corpse: We don't believe in geography, teacher. Say one more word and you're dead meat/ But tell that to Toddy and you're dead meat (1860s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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