dead on arrival


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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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The victim was declared dead on arrival at the Hofileaa Hospital.
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Ebidag was found unconscious under the water by her boyfriend, who rushed her to the Dasol Community Hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.
Magleo was brought to the Mapandan Community Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. YOLANDA SOTELO
The victims were declared dead on arrival in a hospital.
A woman was declared dead on arrival at the Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital after she was hit by a motorcycle at 6:40 p.m.
A widower was declared dead on arrival at the Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital after he was hit by a red Mitsubishi Montero as he was crossing the national highway around 9 p.m.
Domao-ilwas pronounced dead on arrival at the Bontoc General Hospital, where his companion Johnson Faroden died while being treated.
A chairman of a local Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) was dead on arrival at a hospital after he figured in a car accident in Barangay Sto.
He was declared dead on arrival at the Chinese General Hospital.
The vice mayor and the driver were taken to Lorma Medical Center in San Fernando City, where the driver was declared dead on arrival.