Bethany is dumb as a doornail, and seems to bore Don about as much as his high-profile clients do.
"Say, it's been deader'n a doornail around here for a week," confessed the Meadow Street youth.
The rat's dead as a doornail, and now all of us have got things to do, but fast!
He had been a great King but he was deader than a doornail now.
And when the troll saw the sun he burst—and was as dead as a doornail!
"Anyhow, Mr. Fenley is dead as a doornail," said Eliza firmly.
All of a sudden one of the horses dropped down dead as a doornail.
"Dead as a doornail," he murmured to Chick, who also had approached.
A loud crack was heard, and she was seen to spring up and fall back upon the snow, dead as a doornail.