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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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She said the report, which was done February 14, comprised 95 percent of the total tourist arrivals in the region, and she is still waiting for other LGUs to submit their own reports.
5 million arrival target set for 2018, Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga told.
Reason 2: The legitimacy of Visa on arrival is stated in the Article 6 of the Ordinance dated April 28, 2000
Cotton arrivals from Balochistan were recorded at 31600 bales till Oct 1 registering 9.
Arrival of Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania
2%, is estimated to have lost around 3 million international arrivals (foreign and compatriot) from its 2011 total international inbound count.
During the period January to March 2013, a total number of 5,744 Visa on Arrivals were issued as compared to 3,905 Visa on Arrivals during corresponding period of 2012 registering a positive growth of 47.
With the strike kicking in all across the country, the arrival has shown a cascading affect.
Chapter 5, "The Dragon's Arrival and Beowulf's Two Departures," is only fifteen pages in length, but it taps the key concept of the pulse structure (arrival and departure) within the poem.
As for arrivals measured in square feet rather than pounds, Silverstein didn't have anything to report.
In [4], Aldous shows that, with infinite-node and Poisson arrival assumptions, BEB is unstable in the sense that N(t)/t converges to zero as t goes to infinity for any non-zero arrival rate, where N(t) is the number of the successful transmissions made during the time [0,t].
Making matters worse, Los Angeles International Airport ranks in the bottom third of the nation's 30 largest airports for on-time arrivals and departures, according to the Airline Quality Rating study of airline performance from October to December 1998.
The surge in the number of Chinese tourists was attributed to the improved ties between the Philippines and China and the Visa Upon Arrival (VUA) option for Chinese nationals.
At 8 in the morning, arrival of the folk dancers, entertainment groups, and the general population.
DOT 7's total tourism arrival target for 2014 is pegged at 3.