dead asleep

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dead asleep

In a deep, immovable sleep. I was dead asleep after my 12-hour shift; I didn't even hear the neighbor's car alarm going off!
See also: asleep, dead
References in classic literature ?
"Asleep - dead asleep. Turned in like a child," Salters replied, tiptoeing aft.
Failing in this, with the assistance of my father she managed to get me to my room, where I collapsed dead asleep on the bed.
I was so dead asleep at first, being fatigued with rowing, or part of the day, and with walking the latter part, that I did not wake thoroughly; but dozing thought I dreamed that somebody spoke to me; but as the voice continued to repeat, "Robin Crusoe, Robin Crusoe," at last I began to wake more perfectly, and was at first dreadfully frightened, and started up in the utmost consternation; but no sooner were my eyes open, but I saw my Poll sitting on the top of the hedge; and immediately knew that it was he that spoke to me; for just in such bemoaning language I had used to talk to him and teach him; and he had learned it so perfectly that he would sit upon my finger, and lay his bill close to my face and cry, "Poor Robin Crusoe!
The most charitable explanation we can imagine is that each of you was dead asleep. It's been our experience that the directors who create problems are seldom the ones to fix those problems.
Tess is not sure what is happening, but she plays dead asleep, to which he opens up.
"Everyone else on the plane was dead asleep and the lights were down.
"I was dead asleep. Then I was like, oh man, there was cops kicking the tents and people yelling 'this is not a drill!'" said Mutsukai Iroppoi, 22.
Parking on a rise (better for bump-starting) in the middle of the S, I tossed out tarp and sleeping bag, and was dead asleep when headlights awakened me.
He's dead asleep he is, and it won't be long before the old Norseman heads on.
and were dead asleep and had to pry ourselves out of bed.