dead man walking

noun

US a condemned man walking from his prison cell to a place of execution
informal any person in a doomed or untenable situation, esp one about to lose his or her job

Nearby words

  1. dead lift,
  2. dead load,
  3. dead loss,
  4. dead mail,
  5. dead man,
  6. dead man's fingers,
  7. dead man's hand,
  8. dead man's handle,
  9. dead march,
  10. dead matter

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