drop-dead

[drop-ded]

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. drop the ball,
  2. drop the handkerchief,
  3. drop valve,
  4. drop window,
  5. drop zone,
  6. drop-dead date,
  7. drop-dead fee,
  8. drop-down menu,
  9. drop-forge,
  10. drop-in

Origin of drop-dead

First recorded in 1965–70

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British Dictionary definitions for drop-dead

drop-dead

adverb

informal outstandingly or exceptionallydrop-dead gorgeous
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