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  1. inspiring awe, astonishment, or envy: a drop-dead guest list; a drop-dead sable coat.
  2. 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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  1. informal outstandingly or exceptionallydrop-dead gorgeous
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