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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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deadly

verb

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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Kelly points us toward Austen's carefully woven-in ideas and opinions on, among others, the deadliness of marriage and motherhood, corruption in the church, and the debilitating poverty caused by enclosure of common lands.
Beneath the drawing room chatter and matchmaking, Kelly points to Austen's carefully woven-in ideas and opinions on, among others, the deadliness of marriage and motherhood and corruption in the church.
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