a direct lifting without any mechanical assistance.
a situation that requires all one's strength or ingenuity.
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- dead man,
- dead man walking
Origin of dead lift
First recorded in 1545–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for dead lift
We know that faith is not a dead-lift of the brain, a supreme effort either for God or for ourselves.The Lost Art of Reading|Gerald Stanley Lee