- inspiring awe, astonishment, or envy: a drop-dead guest list; a drop-dead sable coat.
- being the most extreme limit or possibility: What's the drop-dead date for handing in term papers? That is our drop-dead offer.
Origin of drop-dead
First recorded in 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for drop-dead
Karly Hopper is a drop-dead gorgeous woman with an IQ of 65 and a childlike sense of the world.A Bar of Paranoid Schizos: Robert Boswell’s ‘Tumbledown’
August 6, 2013
The drop-dead gorgeous Surface tablet seems to answer that question.Microsoft’s Tablet Revolution: Surface Marks End of the PC Era
June 20, 2012
But as the drop-dead date nears, the warning signs of default have become more ominous.The Government’s Backup Plan for Default
July 14, 2011
- informal outstandingly or exceptionallydrop-dead gorgeous
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