deadly dull

deadly dull

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

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

deadly

verb

deadly (dull)

mod. very dull. The lecture was deadly dull, and I went to sleep.
See also: deadly, dull
References in classic literature ?
Then for an hour it was deadly dull, and I was fidgety.
You have spent some deadly dull hours, and you have done some extremely disagreeable things: you have shoveled sand, as a boy, for supper, and you have eaten roast dog in a gold-diggers' camp.
Two of these penalties went over during a deadly dull first half, with Swansea's only reply also a penalty, kicked by Nicky Thomas.
The salad was deadly dull - just shredded lettuce and halved tomatoes - so much so that I went in search of something to give it the kiss of life.
When it was revealed the scouser was up against the deadly dull trio of Susie, Imogen and Jennie, he opened up at 6-1 and traded as high as 40 on Betfair.
WHAT a deadly dull election campaign we are having.
2 FINAL CUT DEADLY dull chiller fails at every turn
It was all very calm, very reasoned, very boring and proved that controlled debate makes deadly dull telly.
The photographer and president of two small photo-equipment manufacturing firms started going bananas in 1972, the year he discovered a way to bring out some smiles at the endless number of deadly dull and stressful photo trade shows and conventions he had to attend every year.
Apart from the obvious, deadly dull, high moral ground of "we ought to be grateful we are not hideously deformed and beauty is only skin deep", there is a view that if you have been trained "at the public expense" you shouldn't earn a living by making women think they look more beautiful.
Former Liverpool Phil music director Max Bruch wrote some deadly dull music, but the two pieces with clarinet and viola soloists are well worth hearing.
Some pro bono work is deadly dull, too; even if an associate is doing something immensely worthwhile like writing a will for a person dying of AIDS, the actual drafting of the document will be tedious simply because so much of the law is tedious.
On the pundit side there was the aforementioned Southgate, who is deadly dull and amazingly for someone who surely knows the game inside out is full of platitudes and regurgitated wisdom.
Even the Town PA man mocked a deadly dull opening 45 minutes by broadcasting: "That first half proved the magic of the Cup is alive and well.
Even the Town PA man mocked a deadly dull opening 45 minutes, by broadcasting: "That first half proved the magic of the Cup is alive and well.