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Idioms

dead to the world

This page is about the idiom 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

a. really sick

b. really tired

c. really lazy

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Contributor: Matt Errey