deadly dull

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

deadly (dull)

mod. very dull. The lecture was deadly dull, and I went to sleep.
See also: deadly, dull
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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.
Yet, the first half of this season (six episodes were made available for this review) often lapses into the realm of the deadly dull.
Barcelona 2 Espanyol 0 LIONEL MESSI provided the spark as lukewarm Barca finally came to life against Espanyol in a deadly dull derby.
I've owned plenty of Big GMs in my day and they beat the daylights out of the reliable, dependable, deadly dull little Toyota I've been driving now for, like, six years, with no performance issues or problems whatsoever.
In a survey of cities with the best quality of life, British broadcaster the BBC called Zurich "boring" and Geneva "deadly dull", Berset said.
Both were highly disciplined, highly competent, and deadly dull.
Step forward Didier Deschamps, a man who made a side that can afford to leave Karim Benzema out of the squad look deadly dull. It was only when 2-1 behind to Argentina that the shackles came off and Les Bleus started to play, and what a sight it was.
Bakers Lane posts a five-star hygiene rating in the window but the interior has been deadly dull for years and the greasy chips also looked below par when they were finally scooped out for me.
It focuses on resource gathering, which drives base management elements (deadly dull) and trudging through crafting recipes to the really exciting stuff.
The tournament opened up briefly in the round of 16 knockout stages - only two of the eight ties going under 2.5 goals - then it became an even split again between deadly dull - Spain's 1-0 win over Germany in the semi-final, or thrilling - Holland's 3-2 defeat of Uruguay at the same stage.
After the thrill of assembling and marching down to the pit together, picketing turned out to be deadly dull. His stomach rumbled.
INTERNATIONAL breaks can be deadly dull - and after a couple already this season we have another coming up early next month!
Time was when Opera seria, with its formulaic da capo arias, was considered stilted and deadly dull, but now it seems to he flourishing.