more dead than alive
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Exhausted, in poor condition, as in By the time I got off that mountain I was more dead than alive. This idiom may be used either hyperbolically or literally. [c. 1900]
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Morea, more and more, Moreau, more bang for the buck, Morecambe, more dead than alive, more dict., moreen, more fun than a barrel of monkeys, more in sorrow than in anger, moreish
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