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 (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.
Essentially rock for posh dinner parties, Radiodead's moribund and bafflingly over-praised postindie is elegantly poised, but deadly dull.
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.
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.
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.
I happen to find the majority of sport deadly dull - and yes, before you ask, being perpetually picked last for lunchtime kick-a-bouts throughout my school years has made me VERY bitter - so the only thing I felt reasonably confident about commenting objectively on during the start of the whole shebang was Danny Boyle's much feted opening ceremony.
In keeping with the tedium of the Olympics, even the list of folk tipped to light the flame at the opening ceremony is deadly dull.
I KNOW we're supposed to be in favour of financial fair play in football but all this responsible spending makes for a deadly dull transfer window.
My pat answer is "HAPPI, which is an acronym for Household and Personal Products Industry/That response is usually enough to kill the conversation--but I'm never sure if the silence is because my acquaintance doesn't know what an acronym is or if he finds laundry and shampoos deadly dull.
Reductionism is not just deadly dull but is deadly inaccurate.
Macca felt the comment questioned his professionalism, but Steve was keen to point out that was not his intention at all, saying it was a joke aimed at illustrating how deadly dull the game itself was.