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Drop dead   /drɑp dɛd/   Listen
Drop dead

verb
1.
Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life.  Synonyms: buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it.  "The children perished in the fire" , "The patient went peacefully" , "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"






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"Drop dead" Quotes from Famous Books



... is shining right on your bare back," remarked Persis acridly. "According to your ideas yesterday, you'd ought to be ready to drop dead." ...
— Other People's Business - The Romantic Career of the Practical Miss Dale • Harriet L. Smith

... in the road. We shall reach there soon after sunset, and then I'll walk right up to him, and say: 'In the name of the king, surrender!' and he will be so surprised that he will almost drop dead ...
— The Hero of Ticonderoga - or Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys • John de Morgan

... to read it," Morris said. "They're only going to sign it, and it ain't a bad idea, neither, because if they did read it, Abe, some of them Germans would drop dead along about the second section, which describes how much of Germany is left after France, Poland, Denmark, and Belgium ...
— Potash and Perlmutter Settle Things • Montague Glass

... to imagine what a welcome my old housekeeper gave me when I entered my house in Long Street. When my apparition—does not the word seem just—stood before her, I feared for a moment she would drop dead, poor woman! Then, after hearing my story, with eyes streaming with tears, she thanked Providence for having saved me from ...
— The Master of the World • Jules Verne

... nothing new. But when the mind is moved by shock more fierce, We mark the whole soul suffering all at once Along man's members: sweats and pallors spread Over the body, and the tongue is broken, And fails the voice away, and ring the ears, Mists blind the eyeballs, and the joints collapse,— Aye, men drop dead from terror of the mind. Hence, whoso will can readily remark That soul conjoined is with mind, and, when 'Tis strook by influence of the mind, forthwith In turn it hits and ...
— Of The Nature of Things • [Titus Lucretius Carus] Lucretius

... the truth,—they will do what is right in their own eyes. They don't know what is right in the eye of God. If they drag me into court—there before all the world I will lie to them until I drop dead. ...
— The Eye of Dread • Payne Erskine

... "Captain, in the words of the historical novelists—drop dead! Dr. Sanderson, I forbid you to leave your quarters so long as anyone else is confined to his. I have ample authority ...
— Let'em Breathe Space • Lester del Rey



Words linked to "Drop dead" :   asphyxiate, die, conk, fail, give way, croak, pip out, turn, stifle, break down, fall, go bad, yield, abort, be born, change state, buy it, succumb, expire, conk out, break, suffocate, give out, drown, famish, exit, starve, predecease



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