dead to the world

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dead to the world definition


  1. mod.
    sound asleep. : After all that exercise, he's dead to the world.
  2. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. : By midnight almost everybody was dead to the world.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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dead to the world

Sound asleep or unconscious, as in The alarm clock went off but Joseph was dead to the world. [Late 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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