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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.
See also: deadly, dull

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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The Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated about an hour before finding Phillips, 31, guilty of seven felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, said Deputy District Attorney Todd Hicks.
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Justice Department officials insist their record since the attacks on the United States reflects a successful strategy of catching suspected terrorists long before they can launch deadly plots, even if that involves charging them with lesser crimes," noted a September 7 AP story.
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The bacteria Staphylococcus aureus can cause deadly infections of the skin, heart valves, blood and bones, and in 1997, three Americans were reported to be infected with strains of it that were resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin.
Expose your body to potentially deadly doses of radiation--invisible energy waves emitted by the sun, stars, and galaxies.