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dead on arrival

1. Literally, dead by the time one reaches the hospital. The paramedic wheeling in the gurney said that this guy was dead on arrival.
2. By extension, defunct in the very early stages. It seems like that idea from last week's meeting was dead on arrival—the CEO has already vetoed it.
See also: dead, on
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Yep, that's the same FIRPI as the last fix on the PUFFR ONE Arrival. That's no mistake, since the arrival is designed to feed the ILS.
With the strike kicking in all across the country, the arrival has shown a cascading affect.
prove in [5] that BEB is stable if the arrival rate of the system is sufficiently small in the sense that the backlog of packets awaiting transmission remains bounded in time.
The Narrative Pulse of Beowulf: Arrivals and Departures.
First Class passengers, Gold or above members of the Marco Polo Club and oneworld Emerald passengers flying to Hong Kong with either Cathay Pacific or Dragonair will have access to 'The Arrival'.
Europe countries with visa on arrival for Nigerians
Previously, only visitors approached by ICA officers in person upon arrival were given the option to fill in the e-arrival card, TODAY understands.
So unlike the normal visa upon arrival, it still passes through the BI for 10 days," she added.
MsoNormalThe visa on arrival pilot programme was part of a larger initiative to increase tourist arrivals to the country during the six month off-season period from May to October.
WY 323 -- Muscat (MCT) to Karachi (KHI), (departure: 08:45, arrival: 11:25)
The inflow of Tunisians living abroad is up 3.7% compared to January 2018 with 86,493 arrivals.
Puyat said the country's arrival growth rate is comparable to the Asia-Pacific growth average of 6 percent, citing data from the World Tourism Organization's World Tourism Barometer.
With that in mind, the association convened a working group to consider pilot feedback and input from managers with "expertise in GA safety, homebuilt aircraft safety, air traffic control, and mass arrival processes," the association said.
The PCGA fortnightly cotton arrival report revealed that seed cotton (Phutti) equivalent to over 86,71,596 bales of cotton reached ginneries across Pakistan till Nov 15, 2018 while the ginneries received 93,58,553 bales during the corresponding period last year.
Time Topic Programme of the celebration of Lebanon's 75th Independence Day, at Shafiq Wazzan Avenue: 8:30 Arrival of Army flag 8:40 Arrival of Lebanese Army Chief 8:45 Arrival of the Minister of National Defense 8:50 Arrival of Prime Minister 8:55 Arrival of House Speaker 9:00 Arrival of the President of the Republic *** Programme of wreaths laying on Independence Statesmen graves in the name of the President of the Republic Michel Aoun, House Speaker Nabih Berri, and Prime Minister Saad Hariri: 11:00 The grave of Emir Fakhreddine at the Ministry of National Defense 14:00 Memorial plate marking the assassination of President Rene Mouawad, in the Beirut locality of Zarif.