be (as) dead as a dodo

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be (as) dead as a dodo

The "dodo" is a now-extinct bird.
1. To be totally, unquestionably dead. A: "Are you sure the goldfish is dead?" B: "Oh yeah—it's dead as a dodo."
2. To be outdated or unpopular Although popular in the 1970s, disco music is as dead as a dodo today.
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