dead as a dodo

Dead as a dodo
If something's dead as a dodo, it is lifeless and dull. The dodo was a bird that lived the island of Mauritius. It couldn't fly and was hunted to extinction.

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  • dead as a dodo — ● dead * * * I (as) dead as a (or the) dodo see dodo II (as) dead as a (or the) dodo informal dead (used for emphasis) ■ no l …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead as a dodo —    If somethng s dead as a dodo, feess and du. The dodo was a brd that lived the and of Mauritus. It coudn t fand was hunted to extncton.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To say that something is (as) dead as a dodo means that it is… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Dead as a dodo —   If something s dead as a dodo, it is lifeless and dull. The dodo was a bird that lived the island of Mauritius. It couldn t fly and was hunted to extinction …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • dead as a dodo — adjective a) Undoubtedly and unquestionably dead. b) That has become out of date. See Also: go the way of the dodo …   Wiktionary

  • (as) dead as a dodo — phrase no longer existing, relevant, or important After three weeks, the campaign was as dead as a dodo. Thesaurus: not relevant or appropriatesynonym unimportantsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • (as) dead as the dodo — (as) ˌdead as a/the ˈdodo idiom (BrE, informal) completely dead; no longer interesting or valid • In the second half both teams made substitutions to try and liven things up, but the game was as dead as a dodo. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • be as dead as a dodo — informal if something is as dead as a dodo, it is not important or popular any more. Who cares about socialism any more? Socialism s as dead as a dodo …   New idioms dictionary

  • as dead as a dodo — ► as dead as a dodo utterly dead or finished. Main Entry: ↑dodo …   English terms dictionary

  • as dead as a dodo — (as) dead as a dodo see ↑dead, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑dodo …   Useful english dictionary

  • as dead as a dodo — Meaning Unambiguously and unequivocally dead. Origin The dodo was a flightless bird somewhat like a turkey. It was native to Mauritius and the last live specimen was seen in 1681. The extinction of the species is attributed to the introduction of …   Meaning and origin of phrases


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