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dead on arrival

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dead on arrival

adjective phrase

Invalid and rejected: The President's budget was dead on arrival even before it got to Congress (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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