dead to the world


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dead to the world

1. Sleeping very soundly. Don't worry, the vacuum won't wake him—he's dead to the world.
2. Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were dead to the world!
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dead to the world

 
1. sound asleep. After all that exercise, he's dead to the world. He's dead to the world, and I can't rouse him.
2. . intoxicated. Six beers and he was dead to the world. By midnight almost everybody at the party was dead to the world.
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dead to the world

Sound asleep or unconscious, as in The alarm clock went off but Joseph was dead to the world. [Late 1800s]
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dead to the world

INFORMAL
If someone is dead to the world, they are sleeping very deeply. Sarah was dead to the world by the time I came to bed. Both kids were dead to the world and the house was silent.
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dead to the world

fast asleep; unconscious. informal
2000 Michael Ondaatje Anil's Ghost The nurse tried to wake him, but he was dead to the world.
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ˌdead to the ˈworld

(informal) deeply asleep: Within two minutes of getting into bed, I was dead to the world.
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dead to the world

1. mod. sound asleep. After all that exercise, he’s dead to the world.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. By midnight almost everybody was dead to the world.
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dead to the world

Soundly asleep.
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dead to the world

Asleep or unconscious, and hence oblivious to one’s surroundings. That deep sleep resembles death was noted in biblical times, but the precise expression does not surface in print until 1899 or so (“Our host is dead to the world,” George Ade, Doc’ Horne).
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Despite being surrounded by people, Amy, who is being treated by doctors for her drug addiction, was dead to the world as she arrived back at home in Bow, East London.
That apart, if you only do it while you're asleep, the chances any partner will also be dead to the world and won't even notice your thumb sucking.
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