My take is that any sort of meaningful carbon legislation was DOA, probably even without the Great Recession.
A few weeks in Washington would teach him how things were done—post-partisanship would be DOA in D.C.
I'm going to guess it was doctor shows on TV that introduced the acronym "DOA" into general American speech.
Good news is that $20 million DOA catfish office has comfy chairs and recent issues of catfish newsletters and magazines.
This was always a bit of congressional kabuki theater, because Plan B was DOA in the Senate.
"Now come, father," DOA Marianna said, as she seized a lantern and boldly entered the excavation.
Gaspar Ruiz saw the dark eyes of DOA Erminia look down at him.
DOA Angela gave a sly glance at her camarista, who was standing behind her.
As for my dear godfather and DOA Mercedes—they treated me as a pet child.
There was not a moment's hesitation on the part of DOA Maria.
also d.o.a., 1929, police slang abbreviation of dead on arrival.
dead on admission
dead on arrival
Invalid and rejected: The President's budget was dead on arrival even before it got to Congress (1980s+)
Dead on arrival
: Don't risk being a DOA by driving drunk
Dead on arrival. A piece of hardware that has never worked.