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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.
See also: deadly, female, male, more, of, species

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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For example, defining the use of an impact weapon as either deadly or nondeadly force or the use of a knife as an improvised weapon.
These tinderboxes are awaiting only a spark to burst into raging, deadly forest fires that will certainly take more human lives, while destroying resources, habitat, and many of the very species the ESA ostensibly was crafted to protect.
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The authors' experiences have revealed that a large number of officers have been in multiple situations in which they could have used deadly force, but resolved the incident without doing so and while avoiding serious injury.
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Patrick (consultant, retired FBI) and Hall (attorney, retired FBI) examine the use of deadly force by police officers with a comprehensive discussion of the issues involved and by placing the reader in the position of an officer on the scene.
The proposed legislation defines Tasers as deadly weapons and restricts police use to situations where deadly force is allowed.
3 : very accurate <He shot the arrow with deadly aim.
The Seven Deadly Sins, a 35-minute piece, will be staged before the hour-long opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle.
Offshore fisherman and avid conservationist Charles Sobczak presents Alligators, Sharks & Panthers: Deadly Encounters with Florida's Top Predator--Man, an evenhanded discussion of four deadly species: alligators, who have committed nearly four hundred attacks in Florida since 1948; panthers, whose rare assaults have been historically authenticated; sharks, whose notoriety needs no explanation; and man, who has slaughtered thousands and millions of these dangerous yet endangered animal predators.
Students in grades 5-8 will find Deadly Invaders: Virus Outbreaks Around the World, from Marburg Fever to Avian Flu to be an important first-person journey with many implications for modern health.
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Since removing virus samples from the body of a 1918 flu victim that was excavated from permafrost in 1997, researchers have searched for unique characteristics that made the bug so deadly.
These Seven Deadly Skills derive from the seven deadly sins which (in case you have forgotten them, or have not had an opportunity to practise them for a while) are pride, avarice, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony and sloth.