But he is dead wrong to suggest that government is simply redistributive or worse, a dead-weight drag on the economy.
She dragged and strained at his arms, trying to move him, but he was a dead-weight.
Koosje tried to lift her; but the dead-weight was beyond her, young and strong as she was.
The nouns are mostly feminine—the Hebrew neuter—in order to heighten the dead-weight impression of the idols.
Two, I was told, were dead-weight men, and one a sort of higgling merchant.
But for the most part even industry and endowment were powerless against the inertia of custom and the dead-weight of environment.
Is it to be found in the dead-weight of illiteracy which we carry?
The other was supporting the dead-weight of the body of the unconscious girl.
She went over with all the helpless, dead-weight violence of a man who has caught his toe on a drooping clothes line in the dark.
I don't know, Howard; what would you guess her dead-weight tonnage?