(as) pale as death

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(as) pale as death

Exceptionally pale, as owing to nausea or fear. I get terrible motion sickness, so I'm sure I was as pale as a death when I stumbled off the plane. She was pale as a death after that car nearly ran into her on the sidewalk. Wow, you look pale as death. Are you feeling OK?
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