(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.

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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 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 …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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 b) That has become out of date.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 — 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

  • (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

  • dead — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 no longer alive. 2 colloq. extremely tired or unwell. 3 benumbed; affected by loss of sensation (my fingers are dead). 4 (foll. by to) unappreciative or unconscious of; insensitive to. 5 no longer effective or in use;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dodo — ► NOUN (pl. dodos or dodoes) ▪ a large extinct flightless bird found on Mauritius until the end of the 17th century. ● as dead as a dodo Cf. ↑as dead as a dodo ORIGIN Portuguese doudo simpleton (because the birds were tame and easy to catch) …   English terms dictionary

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