English Idioms with word dead

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Idiom Meaning Sentence
be dead against something / someone to be completely opposed to something/someone I am dead against camping holidays. I can never sleep comfortably in a tent.
cut someone dead to ignore someone completely, to treat someone as though one does not know him What’s wrong with her? She cut me dead this morning.
dead easy very easy I expected the test to be dead easy, but I couldn't answer a single question.
a dead end a road that does not lead anywhere We took the second turning, but the road was unfortunately a dead end that led to a lake.
dead end job a job without prospects or opportunities for the future He feels that he’s in a dead end job with his present firm. He’s thinking of leaving it.
a dead loss (informal) someone/something that is of no use/help to anyone in a certain matter or with a certain job etc. It’s no use asking Jack. He’s a dead loss at maths.
dead right (informal) exactly right You were dead right. They are in love.
make a dead set at somebody to try deliberately to attack someone (with words, angry looks etc.); to make an obvious attempt to interest someone of the opposite sex He met an attractive girl at the party and made a dead set at her but without much luck.
to come to a dead halt to come to a complete stop The van came to a dead halt just in front of a cyclist.
dead ahead/in front in a position exactly ahead We found the museum we were looking for dead ahead of us.
dead beat / tired physically exhausted after work I am dead tired after the whole day at work.
dead drunk completely drunk He was dead drunk.
a dead heat the result of a race or competition in which two competitors finish at the same time or with the same score In the contest there was a dead heat for the first place, so there were two winners this year.
dead on time exactly on time, punctual The train arrived dead on time.
a dead silence a total silence There was a dead silence in the room.
a dead weight very heavy I couldn't carry this bag. It was a dead weight.
to flog a dead horse to waste time / effort He showed her how to use the fax machine but it was like flogging a dead horse. She couldn't remember which button to press.
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