over my dead body
In no way, under no circumstances, as in Over my dead body will you drop out of high school. This hyperbolic expression is often used jokingly. [Early 1800s]
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Words nearby over my dead body
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