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Meaning: implies a point of no return or irreversible change.
Example: When the army crossed the river into enemy territory, they knew the die was cast for the impending battle. Read more ➺
Meaning: used to emphasize how charming something or someone is.
Example: Extremely gorgeous: "She walked into the room looking drop-dead gorgeous." Read more ➺
Meaning: spend time and effort on things that are hopeless and unchangeable.
Example: Tom still has hope that his wife will come back to him, but he is actually beating a dead horse. Read more ➺
Meaning: to be dead and buried.
Example: I'll be pushing up daisies by the time she replies to my proposal. Read more ➺
Meaning: an interrogation that frequently includes torture in an effort to find the truth or a confession.
Example: The detective put him through the third degree, but he wouldn't break. Read more ➺
Meaning: cause a system, organization, or activity to fail or come to an end.
Example: The shutdown of the local iron industry tolled the death knell for the village. Read more ➺
Meaning: to be extremely afraid or frightened.
Example: A shadow appeared in the doorway and scared me to death. Read more ➺
Meaning: disappear or change very slowly
Example: This proposal has some radical parts that will die hard. Read more ➺
Meaning: don't get discouraged or give up, no matter what.
Example: Things look bad for the team, but never say die. A miracle could happen. Read more ➺
Meaning: no longer in use.
Example: The world believes that the idea of another Cold War is dead and buried. Read more ➺