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drop-dead

  (informal)
a drop-dead person or piece of clothing is very beautiful (always before noun) Her exquisite figure was shown off to the full in a drop-dead black dress. He turned up to the concert with a drop-dead gorgeous woman on his arm.

drop-dead

1. mod. stunning enough to make one drop dead. (Not literal.) I had my living room done in a bright drop-dead red that makes your blood run cold!
2. mod. rude, as if telling someone to drop dead. I couldn’t stand the boss’s drop-dead attitude, so I quit.
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The Apprentice: promoting drop-dead shrewd, or drop-dead ugly?
They're assigned a room shared by the drop-dead gorgeous and usually naked Natalya (Barbara Nedeljakova) and Svetlana (Jana Kaderabkova), who make the Yanks' night.
New York) Absolute, drop-dead, delirium-inducing chic.
She's witty, intelligent and will brighten up the morning for our male viewers because she's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous.
His new Sinners All certainly possesses many passages of drop-dead gorgeous movement: the playful and ecstatic Adam and Eve duet, performed with touching innocence by Eric Dunlap and Donna Scro Gentile; Louis's own quirky and debonair solo; and the final solo for Kimberly Gibilisco, delicate, mysterious, utterly captivating.
We want to help them make running their businesses drop-dead easy," said Brian Dennehy, vice president of marketing for QuickBooks.
The fact that Kelly is drop-dead gorgeous Brooks no argument but therein lies the problem.
What we have are nine numbers, pristine sound and Monk and Coltrane, along with bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik and drummer Shadow Wilson, playing with drop-dead, hard-swinging confidence.
Is MoMA's Red Bermudas a "comical epiphany" about the "mysterious character of recollection," as characterized here, or a painting about drop-dead sexiness?
Today, Modern VideoFilm has eight dedicated quality control suites as well as a highly trained QC staff, working 24 hours a day - 7 days a week, to meet client needs and drop-dead deliveries.
He's just moved in with his parents next door and is drop-dead gorgeous.
The role of the leading lady was danced by guest artist Eva Evdokimova; her soigne and drop-dead partner was Hartford's own tendrilly twenty-one-year-old, the impressively gifted Carlos Molina.
Rothenberg had embedded horse outlines and silhouettes, painted with densely black tempera, in feathery fields of black or terra-cotta acrylic gesso, struggling to adjust shape to support so as to yield the then compulsory effect of flatness, presentness, presence--however you wanted to characterize the self-evident, surfing-the-tide-of-history, drop-dead look of the era.
By turning up at her wedding with the most drop-dead gorgeous girl he can fool into going out with him.
All her costumes, including an drop-dead gorgeous pink feathered gown that looks like a flock of flamingos in mid-flight, were designed by the master, Karl Lagerfeld.