be as dead as a dodo

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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To be outdated or unpopular.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.
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It was as dead as a dodo, although maybe the dodo comes back to life only it's not really a dodo, it's a chicken looking for revenge on a poultry-plucking chef.