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dead meat

slang The target of forthcoming violence or ill-will. This phrase is usually issued as a threat. I heard it was you who slashed my tires—you're dead meat! If my brother catches us messing with his stuff, we'll be dead meat!
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dead meat

Fig. dead; as good as dead. (Usually an exaggeration.) If you don't do exactly as I say, you are dead meat!
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dead meat

INFORMAL
1. If someone says that a person is dead meat, they mean that that person is in serious trouble which may result in them being injured or killed. But if you or anyone else touches me, Bas, you're dead meat. I mean it. Stay out of my life. Note: This expression is often used in threats.
2. If someone says that a person is dead meat, they mean that the person has no chance of succeeding in the future. If she can't get the votes, she's dead meat.
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dead meat

in serious trouble. informal
1989 Tracy Kidder Among Schoolchildren You're dead meat, I'm gonna get you after school.
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dead ˈmeat

(informal) in serious trouble: If anyone finds out, you’re dead meat.
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The police said the dead meat was being supplied to hotels and restaurants in Jhelum, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Where the cash comes from is another question but unless Caixinha gets the dosh to swing the axe, he will be the one who is dead meat next season.
The plot is thicker than Dead Meat and definitely more racy and will pull you to the edge of your seats.
The Punjab government on Friday accepted the allegation of sale of dead meat of halal animals as well as donkey meat at different restaurants and shops of the province and vowed to control such practice.
10 His soap character ended up as dead Meat after being pushed over a cliff
Lawmakers are pushing for stiffer penalties for the importation, distribution and selling of double dead meat more commonly known as botcha to prevent its proliferation in the country especially in Metro Manila.
Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah.
Anything standing out to 300 yards would be dead meat.
TERRY BUTCHER would never dismiss Dundee as SPL dead meat - not after spending three months looking like the team destined for the chop last term.
Imagine being in a fight with somebody and the only thing you can do is box them - and if his hands are superior to yours you're dead meat.
If you look back at old Arabic literature, people often thought they were bad as they ate dead meat," Abi-Said said.
It was a taste that got far back in your throat, like dead meat.
The painted surfaces are lathered and fleshy; they look like dead meat.
There was early criticism from Victorian art pundits, who claimed that, while endeavouring to paint in the style of the old masters, the Pre-Raphaelite artists had fallen into the grave error of believing that a tight academic study of the human form was unnecessary because it was not found in the work of the Renaissance painters (heaven knows what the Victorians would have made of the modern "installation", that frequently soulless tangle of neon strips and junkyard scraps or, at its worst, dead meat covered with flies).