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deadly dull

Very boring. It seems that Ernie can make any topic deadly dull—he's just doesn't have any personality.
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deadly dull

very dull. The lecture was deadly dull, and I went to sleep. Her story was really deadly dull. I am sorry I was awake for part of it.
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female of the species is more deadly than the male

Prov. In many animal species, the female is poisonous and the male is not, and, by analogy, women are more dangerous than men. Bill: My old girlfriend's been threatening me ever since I broke up with her, but she's too small and weak to do me any harm. Fred: I'd be careful if I were you. The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
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deadly (dull)

mod. very dull. The lecture was deadly dull, and I went to sleep.
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silent but deadly

and SBD
mod. [pertaining to a release of intestinal gas] soundless but smelling horribly. Who floated that SBD air biscuit?
See also: but, deadly, silent
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Deadlier Than The Male is a collection of script-held performances of plays by women writers and female directors.
The proclamation and a Monday evening Executive Mansion reception with First Lady Mary Easley marked Raleigh's participation in the Komen Community Challenge, a national campaign to close the gaps in research, policy and access to quality care that make breast cancer deadlier for some women than for others.
We need to close the gaps in research, public policy and access to quality care that make breast cancer deadlier for some women," said Rob Thomson, president of the Komen Central Florida Affiliate.
Taliban bomb-makers are using technology and tactics honed on the streets of Baghdad since 2003 - and British experts say the insurgents have developed their ever deadlier methods quicker in six years than the IRA did in 30.
Tuberculosis has become an even deadlier disease because many strains have developed resistance to most or all of the available drug treatments," said Gordon W.
The hoard had the force of 550kg of TNT - deadlier than the London or Madrid train blasts.
Sinewy curves and the acid green color suggest mouse mutation into a deadlier form, while the translucent 'skein' permits exposure of the technological exoskeleton.
His disease went into remission but in October, he was struck down by the deadlier adult form.
We must act now, or the next attack on American soil won't be by hijacked aircraft; it will be by something much deadlier.
Hamas leaders have said the group would carry out new attacks soon, and sources in the group said Hamas bomb-makers were now using much deadlier weapons-grade explosives.
Because it seems that perfectly ordinary household objects are deadlier than Hannibal Lecter.
Hayward may be only 11st 3lbs but he's mixed it with deadlier punchers than the New Zealand forwards - like world super-middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe.
Still, in the end, the point is made: Chapter I I is a cure that's often deadlier than the disease; if a company was in trouble before it sought protection, it's a likely goner afterwards.
This time, left-hander Williams was in even deadlier form and Parrott was hit for six by a breathtaking performance.