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dead to the world Informal

Meaning: If you're dead to the world, you are sound asleep.

For example:

  • It looks like Kerry's spending the night on our sofa. She had two beers and now she's dead to the world.

  • Our boss must have had a late night. He's in his office with his face on the desk, dead to the world.

Quick Quiz:

Look at Larry - he's dead to the world. He must be
  1. really sick
  2. really tired
  3. really lazy

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