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deadly dull

Very boring. It seems that Ernie can make any topic deadly dull—he's just doesn't have any personality.
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deadly dull

very dull. The lecture was deadly dull, and I went to sleep. Her story was really deadly dull. I am sorry I was awake for part of it.
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female of the species is more deadly than the male

Prov. In many animal species, the female is poisonous and the male is not, and, by analogy, women are more dangerous than men. Bill: My old girlfriend's been threatening me ever since I broke up with her, but she's too small and weak to do me any harm. Fred: I'd be careful if I were you. The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
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deadly (dull)

mod. very dull. The lecture was deadly dull, and I went to sleep.
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silent but deadly

and SBD
mod. [pertaining to a release of intestinal gas] soundless but smelling horribly. Who floated that SBD air biscuit?
See also: but, deadly, silent
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We have not been educated under communism, we never underwent its deadliness, and yet we have to lick someone else's wounds as we neglect our own.
But he reckons the deadliness of Boyd, with 24 goals to his name this season, is what sets Gers apart from the field over a season.
He saved Blues against Spurs and at Pride Park proved his deadliness from a centimetre or so to plunder the goal that put Blues in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Much is implied in the question; a frustrating web of misunderstanding and misperception, creating a cultural gap that is astonishing in its tenacity and deadliness.
I like the combination of the political and the aesthetic-the gorgeous images of the song of the radar and the deadliness of its purpose.
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