I'm going to guess it was doctor shows on TV that introduced the acronym "DOA" into general American speech.
A few weeks in Washington would teach him how things were done—post-partisanship would be DOA in D.C.
This was always a bit of congressional kabuki theater, because Plan B was DOA in the Senate.
At this point it goes without saying that anything Obama proposes is DOA.
My take is that any sort of meaningful carbon legislation was DOA, probably even without the Great Recession.
"Now come, father," DOA Marianna said, as she seized a lantern and boldly entered the excavation.
But DOAn't 'ee think, Ikey, 'tes time for 'ee to be puttin' in th' baans?
DOA Angela gave a sly glance at her camarista, who was standing behind her.
Gaspar Ruiz saw the dark eyes of DOA Erminia look down at him.
There was not a moment's hesitation on the part of DOA Maria.
also d.o.a., 1929, police slang abbreviation of dead on arrival.
dead on admission
dead on arrival
Invalid and rejected: The President's budget was dead on arrival even before it got to Congress (1980s+)
Dead on arrival
: Don't risk being a DOA by driving drunk
Dead on arrival. A piece of hardware that has never worked.