be as dead as a dodo

be as dead as a dodo

To be outdated or unpopular. The "dodo" is a now-extinct bird. Although popular in the 1970s, disco music is as dead as a dodo today.
See also: dead, dodo

be as dead as a dodo

  (informal)
if something is as dead as a dodo, it is not important or popular any more
Usage notes: The dodo was a large bird which could not fly and which does not exist any more.
Who cares about socialism any more? Socialism's as dead as a dodo. My hopes of becoming a professional gymnast are now as dead as a dodo.
See also: dead, dodo
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Suddenly you're being offered a lot of money - and you can be as dead as a dodo if you make the wrong choice.